Messiah sing along—in SaddleBrooke Ranch and Oracle

Alastair Stone

Have you always wanted to sing the Messiah, but never had the opportunity? Your opportunity has arrived! Back for its third year, the Voices in the Oaks Chorale and the Oracle Piano Society will present the Messiah Sing Along on two dates and two locations:  Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at SaddleBrooke Ranch Sol Ballroom and Dec. 21, 3 p.m. at Oracle Center for the Arts, 700 E. Kingston St., Oracle.

Singers may bring their own Messiah score or use one of the chorus copies available at the door for a nominal cost. Don’t care to sing? Audience members are invited to participate by either singing or listening!

George Frederic Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, was written in 1741 and has long been a choral standard, often performed by professional choruses and church groups alike during the holiday season. Messiah is Handel’s most sung and most popular choral work.

The Voices in the Oaks Chorale will sing Messiah, Part I, as well as the often performed and loved “Hallelujah” chorus from Part II.

Doctor of Music Arts students, Donté A. Ford (director) and Hsin-chih Chang (piano accompanist) have brought Voices in the Oaks Chorale to new singing and performance heights. We look forward to sharing Handel’s beautiful music with the public.

This concert is by donation only. No reservations are required but arrive early for the best seating. Singers from the audience with be seated by voice sections near the stage.

Join the Voices in the Oaks for a spectacular evening singing Handel’s Messiah!