An internationally-acclaimed soprano highlights two performances of Handel’s Messiah Sunday at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Elizabeth Futral and the other soloists join a professional orchestra and the Roanoke College Choir. Jeffrey Sandborg is the college’s Director of Choral Activities and is conducting these performances, and he says the church itself serves as an authentic setting to hear The Messiah as Handel intended:
Adult tickets for the 2:30 and 5:00 pm Sunday performances cost $23 and are available at the door.
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Instead of duplicating their efforts, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is working with the Academy of Fine Arts, offering joint adult arts classes at the Academy’s downtown location. The two organizations announced the partnership last night. It’s also designed to help make downtown more of a cultural hub. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has that story.
The Harrison Museum of African American Culture and Feeding America Southwest Virginia each have received grants from Norfolk Southern. The museum will use the $25,000 grants for displays and exhibits,while Feeding America Southwest Virginia will be able to replace their roof with the $252,000 grant. WFIR’s Bob Clark reports.