Dr. Paul McGahie comes out of retirement for Handel’s ‘Messiah’


by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home

Dr. Paul McGahie’s Facebook pageDr. Paul McGahie’s Facebook pageDr. Paul McGahie will come out of retirement to be a guest conductor with the Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus this season.

The first performance will be at the First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula at 7 pm on Dec 1 with McGahie serving as Conductor Emeritus for the final “Hallelujah Chorus” in George Frideric Handel’s timeless oratorio, Messiah.

McGahie said he’s honored to serve as the Conductor Emeritus especially since he gets to participate in the fun and excitement of the “Hallelujah Chorus” just without all of the work and responsibility.

“I get the best part,” he said, laughing.

The “Hallelujah Chorus” is one of the Messiah’s better-known sections and is noteworthy not just for its…

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