Handel's Messiah Community Sing-Along Is Dec. 16

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The fourth annual “Messiah” Community Sing-Along will be Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. The community is invited to come and sing Händel’s “Messiah” choruses under the direction of Dr. Lonnie McCalister, Lee University’s former dean of music.

The event will take place at the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road.  This Chattanooga-area all-denominational event is free and is offered as a community service. This is an opportunity for audience participation in what has become the musical hallmark of the season. An offering will be taken to defray expenses.

The event features a chamber orchestra, a core choir, and a children’s choir. The chamber orchestra is comprised of community musicians from surrounding churches of various denominations and some Southern Adventist University students, as are the vocalists for the core choir. Soloists are Cynthia Johnson, soprano; Andrea Dismukes, contralto; James Frost, tenor; and Tony Deaton, bass. Refreshments will follow the program.  

Open rehearsals are Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the church. All are welcome. 

Participants are asked to bring their own score; a limited number of chorus books are available on loan for the event. For more information, call 605-2468. 

The “Messiah” Community Sing-Along is in its fourth year. Nearly 500 people attend the Sing-Along every year.  

Driving directions: At the intersection of Gunbarrel and Shallowford Road, take Gunbarrel north to roundabout. Church entrance is about 1/4 mile further on right.


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