‘Messiah’ sing set for Dec. 17

Dec 05, 2013

Thomaston — The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St./Route 1, will host a community “Messiah” sing Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a non-mandatory brush-up rehearsal the night before.

The event is coordinated by Down East Singers and Anthony Antolini, the group's artistic director, will conduct. Sean Fleming will play the organ, and Mozart Mentors Orchestra will provide additional accompaniment. All local singers interested in performing the Christmas section and the “Hallelujah” chorus of G.F. Handel’s 1741 “Messiah” are invited to participate.

The rehearsal will be held Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at St. John’s. Attendance at the rehearsal is encouraged, but is not mandatory. Scores will be available for singers who do not have their own. Singers will be seated in the pews by voice part. Soloists will be Mary Sullivan, soprano; Amanda Mahaffey, contralto; David Myers Jr., tenor; and Richard Fiske, bass. Non-singers are welcome to listen. There is no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated.

The church is located downtown at the intersection of Green Street. Parking is available on Main and Green streets and behind the Business Block. For more information, call 832-1775.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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