Handel's Messiah Sing-along
Artistic Director: Jean-Sébastien Lévesque
December 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Fulford Hall, Salt Spring Island
Messiah - Part the First
Messiah - Part the Second
- Part the Third
Bach on the Rock’s chamber orchestra and choir, with guests from Viva Chorale and Salt Spring Singers, presents Handel’s Messiah. Audience members are invited to sing along with some of the selections from this seasonal masterwork. Directed by Bach on the Rock’s artistic director Jean-Sébastien Lévesque.
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah was first performed as an Easter oratorio in 1742 in Dublin.
In the nearly three centuries that have passed since then, it has become one of the most loved and performed choral works in the Western world, now associated with the Christmas season. For some music lovers, enjoying a performance of the Messiah is a holiday imperative.
As famed British conductor Lawrence Cummings said in a Dec. 2009 Smithsonian Magazine article: "The feelings of joy you get from the Hallelujah choruses are second to none. And how can anybody resist the Amen chorus at the end? It will always lift your spirits if you are feeling down."
For the Dec. 18 afternoon sing-along, Novello edition scores are provided for audience members to sing chorus parts between the glorious solo pieces.
Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $5 for youth, and available at the link below and at the door.