The 2013 Messiah Watch lists performances and sing-alongs of Handel's Messiah in the VPR listening area.
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Friday, December 6
The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
7:30 pm at the St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier
Soloists: Stefanie Weigand, soprano, Jennifer Carol Hansen, alto, Kevin Ginter, tenor and bass Brian Lynam. Lisa Jablow, Conductor. The concert will consist of the standard Christmas portion and several additional numbers from Parts 2 and 3.
Saturday, December 7
Friends Of Music At Guilford Community Messiah Sing
1:00 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
Clark Anderson Conducts
Sunday, December 8
Soloists: Stefanie Weigand, soprano, Jennifer Carol Hansen, alto, Kevin Ginter, tenor and bass Brian Lynam. Lisa Jablow, conductor
Charlotte Congregational Church - Messiah Sing
4 p.m. 403 Church Hill Rd Charlotte, VT 802-425-3176
Grace Church - Annual Performances of Handel's Messiah
3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Grace Church, 8 Court Street Rutland, VT 802-775-4301
The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform under the direction of Rip Jackson. Soloists are Marybeth McCaffrey of Lincoln, Amy Frostman of South Burlington, Jamie Willis of Rutland and Zebulun McClellan of Shrewsbury. The chorus and orchestra will also perform Handel’s Coronation Anthem The King Shall Rejoice and the festive processional arranged by Rip Jackson, “O Come All Ye Faithful”. A free will offering will be accepted and a reception will follow the 7:00 PM performance.
Tuesday, December 10
The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys - Messiah Performance
7 p.m. The Cathedral of All Saints 62 South Swan Street Albany, NY
Woodrow Bynum, Director of Music, Jolle Greenleaf, Soprano, Emily Marvosh, Alto Jack Swanson, Tenor Nathaniel Webster, Baritone Period Instrument Orchestra
Friday, December 13
Oriana Singers - complete 1754 Foundling Hospital version
7:30 p.m. St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington
William Metcalfe, conductor; Sarah Cullins and Mary Bonhag, sopranos; Wendy Hoffman, mezzo-soprano; Adam Hall, tenor; Gary Moreau, bass
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Saturday, December 14
Christ Church Cathedral - Messiah Sing-along
5 p.m. University and St. Catherine, Montreal, Canada
With orchestra and soloists - scores available. Freewill offering. Patrick Wedd, director
Sunday, December 15
United Church - Messiah Sing
2:30 pm United Church, 8 School Street, Bellows Falls, VT
Organist Bill McKim, Director Mary Westbrook - A free will offering will be received. 802-463-4323
Pentangle Arts Council - Messiah Sing
4 p.m. Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, South Street, Woodstock, VT - 802-457-3981
Scott Woolweaver conducts
Saturday, December 21
HogWild Barn - Messiah Sing-along
2:30 p.m., 480 Hogback Road, Johnson, Vermont
Mulled wine, hot apple cider, mince pies. Scores will be available, but please
bring your own if you have one.
Sunday, December 22
Middlebury College Community Chorus - Annual Messiah Sing CANCELLED
2 p.m. Middlebury Congregational Church, 2 Main Street, Middlebury, VT
Saint Denis Catholic Church - Handel's Messiah Sing
6 p.m., St Denis Catholic Church, 8 Sanborn Road, Hanover, NH
Entire work is performed. Jane Woods, conductor. Local soloists, with Kathryn Southworth, piano. Scores provided, or bring your own.
United Church of Christ - Messiah Sing
7p.m. 23 Central Square, Keene, NH
Scores will be available
Monday, December 23
Stowe Community Church - Messiah Community Sing-In
7:p.m. Sing Along Handel's great choruses with orchestra and soloists. Conductor: Jane Bouffard. Scores provided. Listeners welcome. $8 per person. Bring a non-perishable item for the Lamoille County Food Shelf.
Sunday, December 29
Saint James Episcopal Church - Messiah Sing-along
3 p.m. Saint James Episcopal Church, Route 7A, Arlington, VT
Singers of all levels and abilities are invited to participate this informal Messiah sing-along, under
the direction of Scott Smedinghoff. Soloists include Robyn Madison, Soprano;
Katie Beck as Alto, Fr. Scott Neal as Tenor and Mark Madison as Bass. The
chorus/audience will be accompanied by Charles Olegar on the organ and a chamber
orchestra comprised of talented local musicians
Wednesday, January 1
Bethany Church - Messiah Sing
2 p.m., Bethany Church, 30 North Main Street, Randolph, VT
Conducted by Dick Drysdale with Marta Borgstrom accompanists, and small orchestra. Soloists from the community. No charge for anybody, donations go to the Food Shelf. Bring a score if you have it. They will supply some.