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July 13, 2014, 5:11 am

Choir to perform ‘Messiah’ at Mother Bethel

Fresh from their debut concert at the White House, the Wilberforce University choir will be in Philadelphia on Sunday, Dec. 18 to sing Handel’s Messiah with the Mother Bethel Cathedral Choir along with the choir from Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C. 

More than 100 voices will fill the historic, concert hall-like cathedral at 6 p.m. at Mother Bethel located at 419 S. Sixth St. in Philadelphia.

The Handel’s Messiah Concert is free and open to the public and overflow parking is available.

Handel’s Messiah will be lead by Mother Bethel’s classically trained music director Maestro M. Barry Currington.

Wilberforce University is currently on tour and will be performing a special concert at the White House on Friday. On their way back to Ohio, the students will stop in Philadelphia to take part in Handel’s Messiah. 

Mother Bethel is also pleased to welcome the choir from Metropolitan AME Church, the AME Church’s “National Cathedral.”

Metropolitan is bringing more than 70 of its choir members. Mother Bethel has presented this free Handel’s Messiah concert every year for the past five years.

This year is expected to be the biggest in the church’s history.

For more information contact the church office at (215) 925-0616. All media inquiries should be directed to Leslie Patterson-Tyler of Tyler Made Productions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (609) 247-2632.