A CHORUS featuring members of local community churches performs Handel’s “Messiah” at a previous concert at Westchester Lutheran Church.

The Westchester Lutheran Church and School will present the 40th annual concert of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 6th.

Directed by Marshall Ramirez, the concert features professional solo artists from the L.A. Opera and Pacific Chorale, a large chorus of singers from local area choirs and a 20-piece orchestra.

“We’re very excited to mark our 40th year of bringing internationally renowned artists to the community through our presentation of the Handel Messiah,” Ramirez said.

“This year also marks the 40th year for Pastor Fred Masted and our 45th year in the church building known for its beautiful stained glass window, the perfect backdrop for the Messiah.”

The chorus features members who have sung for almost 40 years as well as brand new members, and is made up of singers from a variety of local community churches.

Tickets are $7 for children and $15 for adults at the door.

For more information on the concert, the church office at (310) 670-5422.

Westchester Lutheran Church is located off the Howard Hughes exit of the 405 freeway at 7831 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

The church has been serving the Westchester community for over 60 years. It is currently led by Masted and is home to Westchester Lutheran School with grade levels from preschool to eighth grade.

Information, www.wlcs.org/.