Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


Chesapeake Messiah

The final Chesapeake 50 event was held at Great Bridge Baptist Church in December. City officials joined thousands of everyday citizens to enjoy the magnificence of Handel's Messiah performed entirely by volunteers from Chesapeake.

Photography by Kim Black

Mayor Alan Krasnoff with Council Member Dr. Ella Ward

Chesapeake 2013 First Citizen Roland Davis with his wife Teresa

Dr. Don Buckley with his wife Alvene

Congressman Randy Forbes with his wife Shirley

Chesapeake City Council Member Lonnie Craig, left, with Production Volunteer Eddie Jenkins

From left: Chesapeake First Lady Phyllis Krasnoff, Production Organizer Dale Harrell, Mayor Alan Krasnoff, City Council Member Dr. Ella Ward, and Production Volunteer Eddie Jenkins

From left: Teresa Davis, Roland Davis, Dr. Don Buckley, and Alvene Buckley

The choir and orchestra set to perform

Co-founder and 2013 Conductor Craig Robinson

It was all possible thanks to the organizing committee, from left: Jenny Matish, Barbara Russell, Marcia Riggs, Kay Martin, June Vinson, Jeff Cardillo, Dale Harrell, and Donna Collins