Community turns out for Messiah Sing
RL's third community Messiah Sing and Sly Voxes holiday concert drew some 370 singers and music lovers—a capacity crowd—to Rousmaniere Hall on Friday evening, December 10. The Sly Voxes, an all-male a cappella group that includes members of the RL community presented a program of traditional sacred texts, American spirituals, and pop renditions of familiar carols. Directed by Kerry Brennan, the group set the stage for an energetic community performance of selections of Handel's Messiah.
Guest soloists were Jason Connell (tenor), David Cushing (bass), Samantha Weppelmann (alto), and Lindsay Conrad (soprano). Mr. Brennan and RL director of music Rob Opdycke took turns conducting. Guest organist Brian Jones accompanied the performance. A reception followed in the Jarvis Refectory at the conclusion of the evening.