'Messiah' Watch 2017: Performances And Sing-Alongs Around Vermont

Nov 27, 2017

The season for George Frideric Handel's Messiah is upon us! Although it was actually first performed around Easter, in our time it has become a December holiday tradition.

This year, VPR is again rounding up performances and sing-alongs of Handel's beloved oratio in our area. 

Find the list below, organized by date — and we'll be updating it as we learn of more events.

Know of an upcoming performance or sing-along that we may have missed? Let us know!

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Vermont Philharmonic & Chorus Messiah
7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier, VT
Lisa Jablow conducts
(See Dec. 3 for another performance listing)

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Friends of Music at Guilford Community Messiah Sing 
1 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, VT

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Vermont Philharmonic & Chorus Messiah
2 p.m. at Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
Lisa Jablow conducts

Rutland Area Chorus Annual Messiah Performances
3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Grace Church, Rutland, VT
Alastair Stout conducts chorus, orchestra and soloists

Charlotte Congregational Church Messiah Sing-along 
4 p.m. at Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte, VT
Anne Decker conducts

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Champlain Valley Voices Messiah Performance
7:30 p.m. at Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
Timothy Morningstar directs

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Pentangle Arts Annual Messiah Sing
4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock, VT
Louis Burkot directs

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Burlington Choral Society's Annual Messiah Sing
7:30 p.m. at North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington, VT
Richard Riley conducts

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Middlebury Annual Messiah Sing
2 p.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church, Middlebury, VT
Hosted by the College Community Chorus, conducted by Jeff Rehbach

Upper Valley Music Center Messiah Sing
6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Lebanon, NH
Jane Woods conducts

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Stowe's Annual Messiah Sing
7 p.m. at Stowe Community Church, Stowe, VT
Daniel Bruce conducts