Messiah Sing-Along:<br />Parts Two and Three
Messiah Sing-Along:
Parts Two and Three

April 9, 2017, 3:00pm

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 State Rd 46, Bloomington, IN

This year, for the first time in about 25 years, we did not host our traditional holiday Sing-along of the Christmas Part of Handel’s Messiah.   Instead, we produced “God Bless Us Everyone,” a semi-staged version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, intertwined with a beautiful selection of carols by John Rutter and his contemporaries at King’s College.   “God Bless Us Everyone” was a great success, but we heard from many of you that you missed the annual Messiah Sing and hope it will return.   We promise that it will be part of our next season.  In the meantime, we decided to make amends by hosting a Spring Messiah Sing-Along,  covering the sections of Messiah that deal with the Passion and Redemption of Christ (Parts 2 and 3).  Fittingly, we are inviting you to join us on Palm Sunday, April 9th, as we all read through this magnificent music.

The Sing-Aong will take place at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (here is a map) at 3:00pm in the afternoon.   BCS Music Director Gerald Sousa will conduct, and Charles (“Chuck”) Prestinari, organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, and a Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the Jacobs School, will play the score with us on the Sanborn tracker organ in the St. Mark’s sanctuary.

We invite everyone to come out and participate in this FREE event.  A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the 2017 Interfaith CommUNITY Habitat for Humanity Build.  Singers should bring their own scores; a limited number will be available for purchase or loan at the door.   Everyone who wishes to sing can join us for the many choruses;  soloists chosen from BCS will sing the recitatives and the arias.

So come out and sing, or come and listen as we begin a new community tradition–a Spring Messiah Sing.