You are invited to the 31st Annual Messiah Sing at 7 pm, December 18, at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square, Keene. Come to sing or to listen. UCC music director Beverly Caldon will lead the string quartet, organ, vocal soloists, and community chorus members in Part I, the Christmas Section, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus. Scores are available to borrow. Singers sit in the balcony, audience sits in the pews below. A reception follows in the Church Parlor.
The handicapped accessible entrance to United Church is at the rear door off Vernon Street. Suggested donation for this community event is $10. Covid restrictions may be required when the date gets near.
Musicians include Matthew Leese, bass soloist; JoAnne Mead, soprano; Pamela Stevens, mezzo-soprano; and Kirk Bobkowski, tenor. The organ is a Berkshire-Gilbert instrument with three manuals and forty ranks of pipes.
Beverly Caldon began the annual Messiah Sings in 1988, with only one weather cancellation and two years off for Covid. Singers and audiences travel from Vermont, the greater Keene area, and northern Massachusetts. It’s common to hear, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas until I sing “And the Glory of the Lord.” Come to sing or listen, but come for Christmas joy!