VPR Messiah Watch 2011

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Find the time and location for performances and sing-alongs of Handel’s "Messiah" in your neighborhood.

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Add your your "Messiah" performance or sing-along to the list.

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11/30  7pm  –  Hanover, NH

The Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center

100 voices strong; with soprano Joelle Harvey, countertenor Reginald
Mobley, tenor Derek Chester, and bass Sumner Thompson. Robert Duff

(603) 646-2422  



12/2  7:30pm – Barton, VT

Northsong, the Northeast Kingdom Community Choir

Barton United Church

They will perform Christmas portions of Messiah and other holiday works, directed by Anne K. Hamilton. 

(802) 895-4942



12/2  7:30pm – Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

St. Augustine Church

Conducted by Lisa Jablow



12/3  1:00pm – Brattleboro, VT

The Friends of Music at Guilford present their 41st Community Messiah Sing

Centre Congregational Church

Conductor, soloists and organist are provided. You are invited to join the more than 200 voices in the chorus.



12/4 3:30pm – Barre, VT

The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Barre Opera House

Conducted by Lisa Jablow



12/4  4:00pm – Newport, VT

Northsong, the Northeast Kingdom Community Choir

Newport United Church

They will perform Christmas portions of Messiah and other holiday works, directed by Anne K. Hamilton.

(802) 895-4942 



12/4  3:30pm & 7:00pm – Rutland, VT

Rutland Area Chorus and Orchestra

Grace Church

Rip Jackson, conductor with soprano Marybeth McCaffrey, mezzo-soprano Amy Frostman, tenor Cameron Steinmetz and baritone Richard Mazzaferro.

(802) 775-4301


12/4  5:00pm – Charlotte, VT

Charlotte Congregational Church Messiah Sing-Along

Charlotte Congregational Church

Carl Recchia conducts instrumental ensemble, soloists and the audience-chorus.



12/6  7:00pm – Burlington, VT

The Burlington Choral Society Messiah-Sing-Along

College Street Congregational Church,  David Neiweem, Organist

The Society invites all singers and their friends to the Annual Messiah-Sing-Along.

Free Admission

Bring your own score or borrow one at the door.




12/10  5:00pm – Montreal, CA

Christ Church Cathedral Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along

University and Saint Catherine

Patrick Wedd directing, with the Cathedral Singers and orchestra.

Scores are available. Free admission / voluntary contribution.


12/11 4:00 pm – Woodstock, VT

Pentangle Arts Council

At Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 7 South Street

Featuring four superb soloists, with orchestra and chorus conducted by R. Lee
Adams. Audience joins in for the choruses, so bring your libretto!




12/11 3:00pm – Lake Placid, NY

Tri-Lakes Community Messiah Sing

Adirondack Community Church on Main Street

Drew Benware leads the Tri-Lakes Community Orchestra, soloists and the audience-chorus.

12/18  2:00pm – Middlebury, VT

The Middlebury College Community Chorus Annual Messiah Sing

Middlebury Congregational Church, Corner of Rte. 7 & Main Street

Conducted by Jeff Rehbach

Vocal scores provided (or bring your own). Orchestra parts for strings, lute/oboe, bassoon, trumpet in C/D. Donation at the door ($5/adult; $10/family) 




12/18  3:00pm – South Burlington

University Mall Food Court Flash Mob

Dorset Street

Rehearsal at 2:30 in parking garage outside Sears.  Donations of children’s food, vitamins, to be sent to the Barner School in the Philippines, will be accepted in honor of foodcourt flashmob co-founder Diane Page, who passed away this February 4.  

A free copyright link for the score is at the link below:

For more information contact Guy Page at newsclips@msn.com


12/18  7:00pm – West Lebanon, NH

The Upper Valley Music Center and Wellspring Worship Center Messiah Sing

Wellspring Worship Center, 407 N. Main St. (across from Sachem Fields)

UVMC faculty members will be soloists and accompanist

(603) 448-9545


12/18  3:00pm – Sherbrooke, Quebec

The Symphonic Choir of Sherbrooke

With chamber orchestra and soloists, directed by Robert Ingari

Holy Family Church (Eglise Ste-Famille)

610 Papineau Street, Sherbrooke 



12/22  7:00pm – Stowe, VT

Stowe Community 20th Annual Messiah Sing-In

Stowe Community Church

Jane Bouffard conducting 28-piece orchestra.


12/31  3:00pm – Arlington, VT

St. James Episcopal Church

Under the direction of Scott Smedinghoff

On the village green, Route 7a – Directions: www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org

A limited number of copies of the score will be available to singers, and those who have their own copy are encouraged to bring it. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall following the event.

Information: www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org/687239


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