Alameda’s 23rd Annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah
We are preparing for Alameda’s 23rd Annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah performance. It will be held this year at First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Avenue in Alameda, California on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm. We will be presenting the Christmas Section, along with The Trumpet Shall Sound, and The Hallelujah chorus of George Fredrick Händel’s Messiah Oratorio with chamber orchestra, soloists, harpsichord and organ.
Also in preparation for the sing-along, there will be two optional open chorus rehearsals offered to singers on Sundays, November 19th and November 26th at 4:00pm at First Congregational Church. These rehearsals will offer a wonderful opportunity to warm-up and prepare for this joyous event. And of course, you don’t even have to sing. Everyone is welcome – listeners or observers may come and enjoy this inspirational oratorio.
The sing-along is free, however participants are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Alameda Food Bank. A free-will offering will also be taken to help offset the expenses for the event. It will be on a sliding scale, but a suggested donation of $15 would be greatly appreciated. Please bring a copy of The Messiah if you have one. If you don’t, there’ll be a limited supply of “on-loan” scores available.
For further information, go to www.alamedasingityourselfmessiah.org or www.asiym.org. You may also call (510) 522-6012 or (510) 523-0659. Please post the enclosed poster at your facility, and feel free to make additional copies to include in your departments newsletter or weekly service bulletin.
The Alameda’s Sing-It-Yourself Messiah Committee - 2017