Community gathers for 'Messiah' performance

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A 31-instrument orchestra and a 90-voice choir performed Handel's "Messiah" Sunday night at Sacred Heart Church. The "Messiah" is performed every three years and draws performers from a 100-mile radius. Singing tenor was soloist Nick Andersen, from Sioux City. Other soloists included Megan O'Brien, soprano soloist from Iowa City, Glee Crippen, alto soloist from Storm Lake, and Corky Koerselman, bass soloist from Sibley. (Photo by Kate Padilla)

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  • Why don't people dress up for church anymore? Its about respect for the Lord's house.

    -- Posted by joe2 on Tue, Dec 4, 2012, at 2:07 PM
  • This is rehearsal - at the actual performance the individuals wore the robes of their respective churches - it was beautiful!

    -- Posted by areader on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 6:56 AM
  • So church is a fashion show now? LOL I guess I was all confused and thought that Christians were not suppose to judge others.....

    -- Posted by deweyh on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 8:02 AM
  • Not a fashion show, don't care how you dress but wearing your Sunday best is about respect. You dress up for a wedding or a funeral, doesn't the Lord deserve just as much respect.

    -- Posted by joe2 on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 9:23 AM
  • I don't think it matters what you are wearing when at church. Clothes are not what church is suppose to be about from my understanding. In fact it was my understanding that vanity was one of the seven deadly sins.

    -- Posted by deweyh on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 10:14 AM
  • I'm not talking about vanity, I'm talking respect for the Lord.

    -- Posted by joe2 on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 12:18 PM
  • Wearing nice clothing is an odd way of showing respect to an all-knowing being. I think God knows if you respect His house without looking at your outward appearance.

    I'd rather have someone pure of heart and blue jeans than someone with a wicked heart and a suit.

    -- Posted by Sony on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 1:28 PM
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