The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel’s Messiah to be heard in Tryon

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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The Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church will feature a special music selection from Handel’s Messiah, “The Trumpet Shall Sound.” The performance will be on Saturday, April 16, at the 11 a.m. service at 2820 Lynn Road.


Skip Fendley, bass soloist, sang for 11 years at the Hendersonville First Baptist Church for their annual Handel’s Messiah presentation, and 8 years for the Hilton Head Choral Society. He will be coming from Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He will be accompanied by the following musicians:

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Peter Voisin, born in Boston, MA, studied trumpet at both Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory. While in high school he played solo with the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler. He has played in numerous bands and orchestras, and instructed, including Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass, Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra and Hendersonville Symphonic Orchestra. Peter is Treasurer and Community Development at Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Pam (also a trumpet player), deliver for Meals on Wheels.


Stacy Wiley, violin,  received a Bachelor of Music from the University of SC. She maintains a private violin studio, and plays in concerts with local churches, colleges and orchestras throughout the year.


Cheryl Hagymassy is a violinist and pianist teaching in the area. She studied at Crane School of Music in Upstate New York.


Juliana Wolff is a student of Cheryl Hagymassy, and is in the 8th grade at the Tryon SDA school.


Ben Smith, cello, holds a BA in Music from Florida State University, and a MM in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from University of Miami. He is active in Western NC and Upstate SC performing with orchestras and chamber ensembles, and doing solo performances.

Ben is a member of the American String Teachers Association and has over 20 years of teaching.He is certified in Suzuki and O’Connor methods.


You are invited to join us for worship, music and the fellowship meal provided following this very special service. Bring a picture of your loved one to place in the lobby so we can share memories together.


Submitted by Jamie Grindley.