Messiah Project will present the 3rd annual "Heritage of Hymns" Concert featuring the Springfield Symphony conducted by Ron Spigelman, a community mass choir directed by Sharon Wilkins, and local band Big Smith, Sunday Sept.26 at 6:00pmin the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The program will feature traditional hymns sung by the choir and the audience together, as well as orchestral pieces and Big Smith performing their arrangements of favorite gospel songs. The "Sing His Praises" Home School Choir directed by Krista Smith will also perform. For tickets visit www.hammonshall.com or call 836-7678 or toll-free 1(888) 476-7849. Tickets are also available at Christian Publishers Outlet and Redeemed Books and Music.
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