Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel. Handel’s Messiah is one of the greatest holiday traditions and is celebrated around the world. It is, in short, the standard bearer of the holidays, a sort of rite of passage or tradition that needs to be checked off every season.
Though it is the story within Handel’s famous piece that drives its enduring popularity, the music pieces themselves are what many have come to love. That’s why The Bach Collegium has organized the Messiah Sing-Along, an event where professionals, amateurs, and first-timers come together to celebrate Handel’s masterpiece and help kick off the holiday season. It happens on Dec. 2 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Wayne
Thomas Remenschneider will conduct the production that was founded on a principle of openness, where everyone is welcome in the choir and welcome in the performance.
As an audience member, you are not required to sing, but you are certainly invited. Music scores will be provided and, as a bonus, punch and cookies will be available as well.