The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction invites you to join them for a free Easter performance of Handel's Messiah this Sunday at Grand Junction High School's auditorium. Have other plans? Here are five great reasons why you dare not miss this incredible concert.

Every year, the members of the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction, along with various instrumentalists from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, gather to present this free concert in celebration of Easter. The show is always free and open to the public.

This year's performance features the return of conductor Scott Betts.

Scott Betts

There are many things you can do on an Easter Sunday, including hunting eggs with the kids, getting together with family for dinner, and enjoying a peaceful day off. The great thing about this concert is - you can still do all of those things, and attend the concert.

Downbeat for the concert is this Sunday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. This leaves you plenty of time in the morning and plenty of time in the evening to enjoy other plans.

Still need a little more convincing? Here are five reasons why you should definitely attend:

  • The volunteers in the choir work year round to put on this concert. No doubt you know someone singing in the choir.
  • The program - Handel's Messiah, is magnificent and is the perfect music to celebrate Easter.
  • It is a chance to celebrate the efforts of community members who've worked diligently to present this free musical gift.
  • It's an event the entire family, from kids to grandparents, can enjoy.
  • It's free.

Before the concert, enjoy a free "Informance" beginning at 1:45. No tickets are required for the concert, and seating is first-come-first-served.

Make this Easter complete by enjoying this free musical gift to the community with the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction's free performance of Handel's Messiah.