40th Anniversary

The 40th Anniversary Concert is dedicated to the memory of our founder and and beloved former director Dr. Carlos Messerli. Dr. Messerli was the Choir’s director from 1978 to 1998 and just recently passed away after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

The concert includes a commissioned piece set to one of Dr. Messerli’s favorite biblical texts, Phillippians 4:8. Funding for this commissioning was provided from the bequest of a former singer in the choir, Elaine Wehrmeister who lovingly remembered the Choir in her will.

The music of the anniversary concert celebrates favorite composers and works of the past 40 yrs along with highlighting our excellent long standing organist, David Shack. Former choir members were invited to join us for the celebration concert.

Following the concert at Grace on April 15th, the Choir, former Choir members and Choir financial supporters continue to celebrate this special occasion together at post concert dinner and entertainment at the Hillcrest Country Club.