This Easter, join what has become an annual holiday tradition, and treat your family to a free concert presented by musicians from right here in Western Colorado. The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction will once again present its free performance of Handel's Messiah, featuring several musicians from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction features dozens of volunteer vocalists who work all year to present this musical gift to the community. Several members of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra lend their talents to the ensemble as well.

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun will perform as principal cellist. As a special treat this Easter, former Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Carlos Elias will return to the valley to perform with the ensemble.

New this year, the performance will move to the Grand Junction High School auditorium. Downbeat is Easter Sunday, April 20th, at 2:30 pm. This is a free concert, and no tickets are required.