50th Anniversary Messiah Part One
November 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm
We invite you to listen to Masterworks singing MESSIAH, Part One, safely recorded in the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sanctuary. The recordings can be found on Masterworks YouTube Channel.
In Person Viewing CANCELLED
The showing originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon at St Peter’s United Methodist Church, November 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled due to recent Covid-19 NJ state restrictions.
The Choir was founded by Esther Weil and members of the Ocean City Arts Council in 1970. Initially, Masterworks presented performances of Handel’s Messiah during the Christmas season. Messiah is still a standard staple of the Choir and is performed at every milestone year.
Today, the Masterworks Choir repertoire has expanded considerably. Featured music includes composers such as Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Haydn, Verdi, and Beethoven. The Choir also performs music from several 20th century composers like Durufle, Bernstein, and Rutter. Masterworks has also premiered several new works by local artists and composers.
How to Find Us
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located in the center of downtown Ocean City, New Jersey at the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue.
Upon entering Ocean City via Route 52 and the 9th Street Bridge, continue on 9th Street to Central Avenue and turn left. The church is at the intersection of 8th Street and Central Avenue. Click here to open in Google Maps.
Parking is available on Central Avenue in the lot next to the church. There is also a lot behind the church on Wesley Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets. Handicapped parking and elevators are accessible from the parking lot behind the church.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Cape May County Department of Tourism, Public Information and Culture & Heritage.
The MASTERWORKS CHOIR would also like to thank St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, the Foster Karney Foundation, our Patrons and Audience for thier continued generous support of the Choir, the Arts and Arts Education in the South Jersey area.
The Masterworks Choir is committed to making its programs and facilities accessible to everyone.