JC-DC National Philharmonic Event
Handel’s Messiah at
The Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD
December 3, 2005



The Juniata College JC-DC Alumni Club gathered on Saturday, December 3, 2005, for a night of entertainment at The Music Center at Strathmore as The National Philharmonic performed Handel’s Messiah. As an added thrill, Juniata’s own Jodi Reiter ’04 was part of the 120-voice chorale.

To read a review of the performance at WashingtonPost.com, click here.

With 65 alumni, friends, and family in attendance, the evening went from breathtaking to special as many gathered for a reception in the Comcast Lounge during intermission and after the concert.

Overall, the decades of the 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s were all represented, including Betty (Hess) Seidell '49. Meredith Killian, from the Class of 2005 was the most recent Juniata graduate at the gathering.

A special thank you goes out to Jodi Reiter '04 for helping to organize the event for the JC-DC Club and to Paul '65 and Peggy '62 (Howsare) Young for serving as excellent hosts for the gathering in the Comcast Lounge.

If you are interested in helping to organize an event, or if you have ideas for other alumni events in your area, please contact David Meadows '98 in the alumni relations office at meadowd@juniata.edu.

If you want to reconnect with Juniata and your fellow alumni, check out our Volunteer Opportunities and upcoming events on the Alumni Calendar of Events.

Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event. Let us know what you thought of it by filling out our on-line Post Event Evaluation.