Messiah comes to St. Pat’s church

George Frideric Handel play on Friday in Maple Ridge

Mezzo soprano Ingrid Mapson will be performing in Messiah at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maple Ridge.

Mezzo soprano Ingrid Mapson will be performing in Messiah at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maple Ridge.

For its 49th season, the Handel Society of Music will perform Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maple Ridge.

The society was founded in 1966 by Karel ten Hoope and performs for audiences around the Lower Mainland.

The show will feature soloists soprano Nancy Washeim, mezzo soprano Ingrid Mapson, tenor Lucas van Lierop and baritone Willy Miles-Grenzberg along with the Handel Society Choir.

Orchestra and soloists will be conducted by maestro Johan Louwersheimer.

The concert takes place on Friday, 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 22561 – 121 Avenue in Maple Ridge or in Surrey on Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2250 – 150 Street.

Tickets are $20 each or $15 for seniors and students.

• For ticket information call 604-585-9102.