On Sunday, December 5, at 3:30 pm, the West Point Cadet Chapel will present the Cadet Choir, various community choirs, soloists, organ, and orchestra in a beloved annual event – Handel’s Messiah Part I (Christmas portion) and the “Hallelujah” Chorus, directed by Craig Williams, Cadet Chapel Organist/Choirmaster. The concert will run about one hour and a half. This is a beloved holiday tradition begun over 62 years ago. Along with the orchestra and singers, the concert will feature the Cadet Chapel organ, the world’s largest all-pipe instrument in a house of worship, numbering over 23,500 pipes!
This concert is a Special Event, so access to West Point will be available after 1:30 pm to all showing proof of citizenship (photo ID). Please enter Stony Lonesome Gate off Route 9W, or Thayer Gate adjacent to Highland Falls. Parking will be available in the “A” Lot, just above the football stadium. Shuttle service will be provided between the parking lot and the chapel. This is a non-ticketed event, so seating is first come first serve. Some social distancing in the large gothic chapel will be exercised. COVID requirements include that all attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times indoors.