Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Andalusia Ballet presented its first performance of Handel’s Messiah last night at the Dixon Center. The dancers are performing with a live orchestra and a chorus of about 40 people. Local dance soloists include Ander Helms, M. Kathryn Barrow, Cameron Morgan, Savannah Claire Morgan, and Mary Ashton McMillan. Vocal soloists include Paula Sue Duebelt, Ben Riddles, Olivia Ennis, Cynthia Howard, Shane Nishibun, and Lindsey Hand.

Performances also are set for 7:30 tonight, Sat., Dec. 10, and at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.