A Rousing and Jubilant Sing-Along of Handel’s Messiah
November 23 at 7 pm
A 75 Member Choir, 4 Soloists, a Symphony Orchestra and YOU Singing Some of the Finest Music Ever Made. Dust off your vocal chords and get ready to raise your voices at St. Mark’s church in a rousing and jubilant sing-along of Handel’s beloved masterpiece: Messiah.
Veteran choral conductor, Mervin Fick, leads The Messiah Chorus (and you) in an extraordinary concert that features a choir of seventy-five glorious voices, joined by soloists Lauren Halasz, Christina Lamoureux, Michael Dodge and Matthew Cassils.
Conductor Fick, has been transforming choirs, and inspiring their performances for over 35 years. One of the greatest gifts he brings to a concert is his ability to deliver truly joyful singing.
The Orchestra of St. Marks features musicians specially selected for this performance. The sing-along program will be based on selections from Handel’s Messiah and song sheets will be provided at the concert so that everyone can easily follow along. A program highlight will be the beloved Hallelujah Chorus.
Music Niagara Festival’s Artistic Director Atis Bankas programmed the Sing-Along Messiah concert as part of this year’s inaugural ChoralFest which runs November 16 to 25 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. Atis encourages everyone to attend: “this is a rare opportunity to hear 75 spectacular voices, accompanied by an orchestra composed of tremendous musicians, performing some of the most uplifting and magnificent music ever composed. I hope we attract people of all ages who will come together and raise their voices in song… It doesn’t matter how well we sing; it only matters that we’re all there together, raising our voices in unison in celebration of Handel’s glorious Messiah.”
The Sing-Along Messiah takes place at St. Marks Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake on November 23rd at 7 pm. The fullness of sound of the orchestra coming together with the choir of seventy-five, joined by four soloists, will deliver a once in a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are available below, at musicniagara.org and through the Shaw Festival Box office at 905-468-2172 or toll free at 1-800-511-7429.