Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Messiah sings!

Here it is, the annual list of Messiah sings in the Boston area! Please leave information about any others in the comments, and as I find out about others, I will add them to the post.

Thursday, December 11 at 8:00 pm (that's either tomorrow or today, depending on when you read this), Harvard's Dunster House presents their 37th annual Messiah sing-along featuring the Mozart Society Orchestra. This will be at Dunster House Dining Hall, 8 Cowperthwaite Street, Cambridge, MA. Admission is free, and scores are provided! For more information, email dmusic@hcs.harvard.edu.

Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 pm, the Midcoast Symphony of Maine presents a Messiah sing-along. This will be at Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham, ME. More information is here.

Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 pm, the Memorial Congregational Church of Sudbury presents its 35th annual Messiah Sing under the direction of Dr. Marjorie Ness. This will be at the Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA. More information is here.

Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers present their annual Messiah sing under the direction of Dr. Robert Eaton. This will be at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough, 8 Church St, Westborough, MA. More information is here.

Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 pm, the Congregational Church of West Medford presents a Messiah sing-along. This will be at the Congregational Church of West Medford, UCC, 400 High St. (Rte. 60), Medford, MA. More information is here; the church's website is here.

Wednesday, December 17 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will hold its annual Messiah Sing-Along at the Cathedral under the direction of Edward Broms. This will be at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. More information is here.

Friday, December 19 at 7:30 pm, the Wakefield First Parish Congregational Church presents their annual Messiah sing. This will be at 1 Church St, Wakefield, MA. More information is here.

Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 pm, Masterworks Chorale presents their annual Messiah Sings under the direction of Steven Karidoyanes. This will be at Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Avenue, Lexington, MA. More information is here.

Sunday, December 21 at 1:30 pm, the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC) present a Messiah sing under the direction of Alan Yost. This will be at 51 Walden, Concord, MA. More information is here.

Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 pm, the Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its first annual Messiah Sing under the direction of Anne Watson Born. This will be at the Congregational Church of Littleton, MA, 330 King St, Littleton, MA. More information is here.

Sunday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, the Harvard Unitarian Church (that's Harvard, MA the town, not the university) will host its 43rd annual Messiah sing under the direction of Ted Johnson. This will be at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, on the common of Harvard, MA. More information and directions are here.

Sunday, December 21 at 7:30 pm, there will be a Belmont Open Sings read-through of Messiah (parts 1, 2, and bits of 3) under the direction of Mary Beekman. This will be at the Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA. More information is here.

And if you just want to hear the Messiah, many groups will oblige you, the most respected of which include Boston Baroque and the Handel & Haydn Society.

9 comments:

  1. My Google alert pulled up this blog entry of yours. What a great find!

    I am setting up a blog for Messiah sing-alongs nationwide and will add the ones you have listed here to the entries there.

    But not now. It's 3:21 A.M.

    Thanks!

    John Spangler
    SingAlongMessiah.blogspot.com

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  2. @ John:

    What a great site! I'm glad my entry was useful for you!

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  3. I am so delighted that you've put this list together. In years past I had to scour google, not to mention those more distant years pre-internet! Many thanks: I'm thinking to go sing-hopping on Sunday.

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  4. Wonderful site...thanks very much for the info on the Messiah sings...and good luck with your career!

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  5. @ Jo and sackerman3:

    I'm so glad you guys have found it useful! Leave a comment and let me know how you enjoyed any sings that you end up attending.

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  6. The New Greeley Singers, a community chorus based in Pelham, NH, is offering its first Messiah Sing (Part I + the Hallelujah chorus) Sat. Dec.4 @ 3PM at the Congregational Church 3 Main St, Pelham, NH. Singers should bring their own music. Optional church supper follows @ 5. $8.50 in advance, $10 at door, $10 for supper. Send $$ to New Greeley Singers, POBox 99,Pelham,NH 03076. Questions? call Judy 603-635-7438, Helen 978-453-9982, or email ngsingers@gmail.com. More @ NewGreeleySingers.org. From Helen Dunlap, alto in NGS:)

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  7. The New Greeley Singers Messiah Sing, by the way , is Dec. 4, 2010!

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  8. Anonymous9:21 AM

    My daughter was distraught that by the time she comes back from Uni in London, there might be no more Messiah sings to attend -- thank you, thank you! Now we have a choice for the 21 Dec!
    Bridie

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  9. @ Anonymous:

    You do realize this blog post is for 2008? A 2010 Messiah Sings post will go up in a week or two.

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