WASHINGTON—Journalist Gwen Ifill and a cast of gifted vocalists, instrumentalists and a 173- voice choir will be featured when Handel’s Messiah is presented at the newly-renovated Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street N.W. on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m.
In celebration of Metropolitan’s l73rd Anniversary Season, 173 “Connectional” voices — singers from various denominations, high school and college students, and the Metropolitan Arts Partners Program —will perform the beloved oratorio by George Frideric Handel. Metropolitan is the denomination’s National Cathedral of African Methodism.
Ms. Ifill, one of the nation’s leading journalists, is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The PBS NewsHour” and will serve as moderator. The presentation, which marks the beginning of the Advent Season, will be webcast for the first time. Read the full press release. . .