Bulletin Staff Report

A performance of selections from the epic “Messiah” presented by the Lyric Performing Arts Company has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at First Baptist Church, Brownwood.

The joint endeavor by the Lyric, Howard Payne University and First Baptist Church will include a choir, organ and small orchestra, Lyric officials said.

Choirs from all community churches are invited and encouraged to participate in the performance. Four soloists will perform in the concert.

The Lyric has made a tradition of this performance during the holiday season in recent years.

Lyric singers are also being encouraged to join in with the HPU University Singers in learning additional literature for a separate concert billed as a “Brownwood Chorale.” This rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. each Monday, and is followed by the “Messiah” rehearsal.