This year’s Festival is titled “Community” and will feature a wide variety of art, music and theatrical events beginning March 22 and continuing through Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The festival features two new events for you to experience this year. Join in singing for the first Palm Sunday “Messiah Sing-Along” in historic Presser Hall Auditorium. Then, on Good Friday, view Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” in a more sacred setting as it was originally presented in 1727, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Seating is of limited availability. Events like the Messiah Sing-Along, the Jazz Walk, and various artistic endeavors, along-side the traditional Holy Week performances of Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew,” and Handel’s “Messiah,” are about bringing people together in new and in time-honored ways. For the full 2018 schedule of events visit here, https://www.messiahfestival.org/2017/2018-calendar-of-events.