by William Crum
Rita Hrenchir, a Wyandotte County resident, is preparing for performances of Handel’s “Messiah” with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.
Hrenchir and her sister have lived in Wyandotte County for two years. She graduated from Washburn University in Topeka with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance.
“This is my first year with the chorus,” she said. “I really enjoy it. I learned a lot by being a part of the chorus. Both my niece and nephews are in band at Turner Middle School in Kansas City, Kan. Both my sister and I really enjoy living in Wyandotte County, especially the Turner area.
“I started Washburn in 2001 and took a few years off and went back in 2007, then I graduated in 2010,” Hrenchir said.
The Kansas City Symphony Chorus will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
The chorus also is scheduled to give a Christmas Festival performance Dec. 18-21.
For information on how to get tickets for the “Messiah” performance, visit www.kcsymphony.org.