'Messiah' Watch 2014: Performances And Sing-Alongs In Our Area

Dec 12, 2014

With the holiday season approaching, there will be a variety of performances and sing-alongs of Handel's beloved oratorio.

If you know of a Messiah performance or sing-along not listed here, please let us know by contacting us here.'

Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Lisa Jablow will direct the performance, with soloists Stephanie Weigand, Andrew Darling, Michael Macijeski and Timothy Wilfong performing.

Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Augustine Church, Montpelier

Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.
Barre Opera House, Barre

Learn more about the performances on their website.

North Country Chorus

Alan Rowe will direct the performance, with a nine-piece orchestra and soloists soprano Julie Drown, alto Maria Weber Lamson, tenor Phil Brown and bass Gary Moreau performing.

Friday Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Littleton, NH

Saturday Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Wells River Congregational Church, Wells River

Sunday Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury

Learn more about the performances on their website.

This singing flash mob took the food court at the University Mall by storm in 2010.

Springfield Community Chorus

Kenneth Olsson will direct the performance, with organist William McKim performing and soloists from the chorus.

Saturday Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Frist Baptist Church, Chester

Sunday Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Springfield

Friends of Music at Guilford

This event will be the 44th annual community Messiah sing-along.

Saturday Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.
Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro

Learn more about the event on their website.

Montreal Polyphonic Choir and Montreal Youth Orchestra

Saturday Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral Basilica Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal, QC

Learn more about the event on their website.

Champlain Voices

Dr. Karen Becker will direct the performance, with soloists including George Cordes and Peter Krasinski.

Saturday Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Strand Theatre, Plattsburg, NY

Learn more about the event on their website.

Rutland Area Chorus

Rip Jackson will direct the performance, with an orchestra and soloists performing.

Sunday Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Grace Congregational Church, Rutland

Charlotte Congregational Church

This is the fourth annual Messiah sing-along for the church.  Anne Decker will conduct a chamber orchestra including Vermont Symphony musicians.  Soloists will be soprano Deborah Massell, mezzo Linda Patterson, tenor Adam Hall and bass Erik Kroncke.

Sunday Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.
Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte

Burlington Choral Society - RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY DEC. 16 at 7pm

Burlington Choral Society is hosting a Messiah sing-along. 

College St. Congregational Church, Burlington

Woodstock's 30th Annual Messiah Sing

Sunday Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock

Learn more about the event on their website.

Lake Placid Community Messiah Sing

Sunday Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid, NY

Middlebury 30th Anniversary Messiah Sing

Sunday Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.
Middlebury Congregational Church, Middlebury

Upper Valley Music Center Messiah Sing

Entire work will be performed, featuring local soloists with conductor Jane Woods and pianist Henry Danaher. Scores provided, or bring your own.

Sunday Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Lebanon, Lebanon, NH

Learn more about the event on their website.

Biennial Messiah​ Sing-Along in Glens Falls, NY

Soloists by Erica Washburn, soprano Penny Schiek, alto; Derek Stannard, tenor; Zachary Lenox, baritone. Penny Schiek will conduct and Bryan Kirk will render accompaniments on the organs.

Sunday Dec. 21 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, NY

Learn more by calling (518) 793-2521 or by visiting their Facebook page here.

Keene United Church of Christ Messiah​ Sing

Christmas Section (part I) and "Hallelujah Chorus" scores are available to borrow. 

Sunday Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
United Church of Christ, Keene, NH

23rd Annual Stowe Messiah​ Community Sing-In

Join in to sing Handel’s great choruses conducted by Jane Lambert and accompanied by an orchestra. Soloists are: Jason Kirchick, Gary Moreau, Sarah Winokur, Hannah Marshall, Bailey Hoar, Janet Godin, Taryn Noelle, and Marc Yakubosky. Singers and listeners are both welcome.  No rehearsal required. Scores available but bring your own if you have one.  

Monday Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
Stowe Community Church, Stowe

10th Annual Arlington Messiah Sing-Along

Scott Smedinghoff will direct the chamber orchestra, soloists and chorus/audience.

Sunday Dec. 28 at 3 p.m.
St. James Church, Arlington

Please call (802) 375-9952 for more information.

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