Don Wellman directs choir in presentation of "The Messiah"
PAGE EIGHT 75 Voices Rise In Song . . . Seven Churches Join To Present "The Messiah" Some 73 voires from Njuarenr Cimirhts will join Sunday Sunday to homr the birth of Christ in theii presentation of "The Messiah." by Handel. The program will be presented nt 3 p m. nt thr First Church of the NaÂ«ircno. under OK- direction of W. Donald Wellman. Churches participating in this combined vocal effort are: First, Central and f'nmnumlty churches These selections include: "And the Glory of the Lord," "0 Thou rhni- Tcllest Good Tidings to Zion," "For Unto Us a Child Is Born," "Glory to God," "Surely -Ie Hath Borne Our Grievances,' 'Since by Man Came Death,' 'Where Is the Lord That Was lilain." and the finale, the "Hallelujah "Hallelujah Chorus." "It is quite unusual for so many churrh choirs to get together and ot Council H l u f f s ; the- First nnd j present .such a program," Well- Centnil Church of Omaha; Girn- man stated. Missouri Valley Five soloists will make nppear- n nces during the evening. They ii re: Helen Greenlee and Marilyn lirynnt, sopranos; Marjorlc Doer- contralto; Richard Kellar, bar- w o o d and churches. To Include 7 The group. Parts which has been pmr-fic inR for seveial months w i l l not siriK the entire score of ilone; and David Larson, tenor. "The Messiah," "because that I Background on Soloists would t.'ike over three hours," said Wellman. "Rut we are gnlng to present seven parts from it." A little background on Ihe solo- is ts: Helen Greenlee is a graduate of the Olivet Na;:arene College a! Kankakee, 111., and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. She is listed in "Who's Who in Music 1954," and has been a song gelist of the church for some time. She is from Humeston. Marilyn Bryant is a student of Olivet tollege with a music major. Marjorie Doerle has a music major from Olivet. Larsen is an Omaha businessman, businessman, and a member of the Omaha Omaha First Church, Kellar is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School where he has been active in music. Mrs. Wellman will accompany the group on the piano. Another graduate of Olivet, in 1951, Wellman will graduate from the Nazarene Theological Seminary Seminary at Knnsas City, Mo., this spring. He has been working a master's degree in music at Ohio Univeisity. This is his third year directing the choir at First Church. A repeat performance will be iriven at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Omaha Cen:ral Church.