The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St./Route 1, will host a community “Messiah” sing Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The event is coordinated by Down East Singers, and Anthony Antolini, the group's artistic director, will conduct.

The performance will be accompanied by Mozart Mentors Orchestra and keyboard player Sean Fleming. All local singers interested in performing the Christmas section and the “Hallelujah Chorus” of G.F. Handel's 1741 “Messiah” are invited to participate. Scores will be available for singers who do not have their own, and singers will be seated in the pews by voice part.

Three of the soloists are veterans of the annual event — contralto Amanda Mahaffey, tenor David Myers Jr. and bass Dominique Rosoff. They will be joined by soprano Caroline Homer of Portland, a 2018 summa cum laude graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in New York and winner of the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize of Bay Chamber Concerts' Young Stars of Maine competition in June.

The event is free, but donations will be gratefully received. Non-singers are welcome to listen. The church is at the intersection of Main and Green streets. Parking is available on both 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