The Southeastern Oratorio Society will present its Christmas concert in our sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12. The free program, conducted by Dr. Timothy Koch, will include two Magnificats, one by Francesco Durante (usually attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi) and the other by John Rutter. Both pieces are based on the passage from the gospel of Luke in which Mary, mother of Jesus, praises God for His goodness to her and to the world. The Durante piece, written in the 18th century, will be sung in Latin and the work by Rutter, a 20th century composer, in English. The Oratorio singers will be accompanied by members of the Long Bay Symphony from the Myrtle Beach area.
First Presbyterian Oratorio singers Jenny Meekins, Judy Nelson, Paul Pope, Annette Powell and Steve Smith especially hope you’ll attend the concert and bring lots of friends to hear this beautiful music.