The Theme: JOY was chosen as the theme for this concert after our voices have been silenced for more than a year by the pandemic. As we pray for healing in our nation and throughout the world, we remember from Proverbs 17:22 that a joyful heart is good medicine, and from Nehemiah 8:10, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
The Music: Good music celebrated with voices, instruments, and dance brings a unique joy, and when the object of the music is God, we experience His joy and strength! We pray that you, too, will know His joy as you let the music resonate in your soul.
The Directors: Nathan Cornelius, choral director and conductor for the concert, has been in Springfield for 20 years serving the Springfield Public Schools with choral direction, primarily at Kickapoo High School. Serving as concertmaster, Dr. Larry Dissmore, principal violin II with the Springfield Symphony, is director of orchestral activities at Evangel University.
The Concert: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the vocal ensemble and orchestra are masked and limited in number. The concerts will be less than an hour, face masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed in audience seating, with family units seated together. Please reserve your seats as soon as possible at

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Why the

We believe that the word of God is the foundation to our faith. Art is simply a way to communicate beyond the intellect to the soul of man. Many intellectual people have written off the Bible and the principles of Christianity, and art is the only way that they can be touched.

Lindsey and Jane Robison

Through their leadership, foresight, hard work and dedication the Messiah project and all of it's many facets has become the instrument through which God's wonderful love for all His people has become manifest in the lives of people around the world.

Since 1992

A Christian Fine Arts Organization In Springfield, Missouri

The Messiah Project Inc. is a not-for-profit fine arts organization headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, whose visual, dramatic, and musical productions celebrate the Jewish and Christian heritage at the core of our nation’s artistic culture.

While The Messiah Project Inc. draws its talent from across the United States, Europe, and Asia, our core team hales from the Ozarks, whose artistic and spiritual soil proves especially rich.