Messiah Rehearsals 11/07/2021 – 12/12/2021, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Paul Hoverman has announced that chorus rehearsals for the Van Wert Area Community Messiah will begin this Sunday, November 7 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church from 3-5 pm. The chorus is open to anyone who likes to sing. Rehearsals will continue each Sunday from 3-5 pm until the performance on December 12 at 7 pm at First UM. Music books are available for those who do not have their own. The December 12 performance will be with a professional chamber orchestra and four soloists to be announced soon. This has been a Van Wert tradition for many years dating back to the 1940’s and more recently since 1992. It has been a biennial event, but is now returning after three years due to last year’s cancellation. This event is sponsored by Van Wert Live, powered by The Van Wert County Foundation, who has sponsored this for many years through the Saltzgaber Music Fund. It is held in cooperation with First United Methodist Church in Van Wert. There are five rehearsals plus the dress rehearsal on December 12. It is important to attend as many rehearsals as possible. Any questions may be directed to Paul Hoverman at 419-513-0123 (phone/text) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. First United Methodist Church is located at 113 W. Central Avenue in downtown Van Wert, next to Fountain Park.