Join the choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for a holiday community sing-along of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Andrew Shenton, Director of Music at St. Peter’s, will conduct the choir and the come-and-sing audience for the choruses of the first part of Messiah, that tells the Christmas story. Samuel Nelson, organist of the St. Paul’s, Lynn will accompany the evening on the famous three-manual Aeolian Skinner organ in the church. The section leaders from St. Peter’s choir will sing the famous solos, including the stirring bass aria “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light,” sung by Scott Ballantine.
The other soloists are Kate Scott, soprano; Emily Harmon, mezzo-soprano: and Evan Biela, tenor; and Scott Ballantine, bass. The evening will end with a rousing performance of the ever-popular “Hallelujah” chorus.
The performance on 10 December, which lasts about an hour, will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. The event is by suggested donation ($10) and open to the public. Scores will be provided for those who would like to sing and we also welcome people who would just like to come and listen.