It’s time for hoops and Handel.

Longtime Madison County music teacher Teri Gray has a pair of special singing opportunities in store for the December holiday season, and she is inviting local youth and adults to take part.

Currently a worship leader at Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church (SRUMC) in Hilliard, Gray is forming what she hopes are two sizable choirs – one to sing the National Anthem at the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Schottenstein Center on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m., and the other to perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” at SRUMC on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Gray is inviting anyone interested – but particularly individuals who have sang in any of her school and/or church vocal ensembles over the past four decades.

Rehearsal schedules exist for both unique events, and can be obtained by contacting Gray at The rehearsals will take place at SRUMC, located at 4343 Dublin Road in Hilliard.