Annual Community Messiah Sing
December 11, 2011 7:00 PM - St. Mark's United Methodist Church -
For over 20 years, this FREE Bloomington Christmas tradition draws hundreds of singers who come together to sing Part One and the “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. Conductor Gerald Sousa, now in his 23rd year as Music Director/Conductor of Bloomington Chamber Singers, will lead the combined singers and a chamber orchestra. Admission is free, but please bring a canned good to contribute towards a local food bank donation.
In addition to our annual Messiah Sing, this year Bloomington Chamber Singers will be performing a free concert at 7pm on Sunday, December 18 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, IN. The concert program will include a selection of 17th-century Christmas motets, one of J.S. Bach’s most famous cantatas, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 140, and James Whitbourn’s “Son of God Mass”, featuring Keegan White, saxophonist, and Greg Geehern, organist. We’ll also perform a number of carols and other traditional Christmas songs. Please join us!