Weather moves event to Dec. 19

Annual ‘Messiah’ sing POSTPONED

Dec 12, 2017
David Myers Jr., left, and Anthony Antolini

Thomaston — The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St./Route 1, will host a community “Messiah” sing Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Non-singers are welcome to listen.

** DUE TO WEATHER, THIS YEAR'S SING IS POSTPONED A WEEK, TO DEC. 19. **

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 the church's new mini grand piano; and Mozart Mentors Orchestra will provide additional string accompaniment.

All local singers interested in performing the Christmas section and “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. Singers will be seated in the pews by voice part. Soloists will be Nina Tilander, soprano; Amanda Mahaffey, contralto; David Myers Jr., tenor; and Dominique Rosoff, bass.

In past years, a rehearsal has taken place the evening before the event. This year, the orchestra and soloists will rehearse briefly at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Those who wish to observe quietly are welcome to do so.

There is no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated. The church is at the intersection of Green Street. Although some parking is available on Main and Green streets, the parking lot behind the business block is the better option. 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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