CUMMING — Forsyth County residents who love music and Christmas but don’t want to wait for Dec. 25 are in luck. A local concert group will offer an early celebration in a jazzy rendition.
Music Authority will present Handel’s “Messiah” and Christmas Jazz concert at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The holiday concert features the authority’s students and teachers, its string and jazz ensembles and the Forsyth Community Chorale. Performers’ ages range from 10-65, said Melissa Loggins of the company.
The event is free with a donation of a canned food item, which will be donated to The Place of Forsyth.
Loggins said a sing-along will invite the audience at the end of the concert “to get into the mood for jingle bells and silent nights.”
Music Authority has held a Christmas show for the last 11 years, but this is the first time it has put on “Messiah.”
Past concerts have included Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a musical called “A Bachelor’s Christmas Family” and a show called “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
The concert will be at Bethelview United Methodist Church, 4525 Bethelview Road. For more information, contact (770) 886-9066.