Handel’s MESSIAH Sing-In

Frank Nemhauser
conducting
The Berkshire Bach Players

Saturday, November 24, 4PM
First Congregational Church
251 Main Street, Great Barrington

Free!  (Donations welcome)

Bring your own scores OR buy or borrow ours.

Over the last 40-or-so years, communities both large and small, across the U.S., have organized Messiah sings.  Sometimes called a Messiah sing-in, or Messiah sing-along, these sings have become increasingly popular and are a fun way to usher in the holiday season. Often accompanied by piano or organ, the Berkshire Bach Society’s Messiah Sing stands out in that the singers are accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.  And who are the singers?  You are, that’s who.   The audience becomes the chorus.  Bring your own score, or borrow one from us.   The setting is informal.   Whether you an experienced choral singer, an avid listener, or the occasional Messiah enthusiast, here’s your chance to join your friends and neighbors in song.  Be part of a tradition that sees some 2800 participants in the New York Messiah Sing (at Lincoln Center), and nearly 4000 singers at the Albert Hall in London.  Too shy to sing?  Come and listen. Either way, you’ll have a blast.   –Frank Nemhauser

THE PROGRAM:

Part I
#4 And the Glory of the Lord
#7 And He Shall Purify
#9 O Thou that Tellest (aria and chorus)
#12 For Unto Us A Child Is Born
#16 And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (recit.)
#17 Glory to God
#21 His Yoke is Easy

Part II
#22 Behold the Lamb of God
#24 Surely He Hath Borne
#25 And With His Stripes
#26 All We Like Sheep
#28 He Trusted in God
#33 Lift Up Your Heads
#44 Hallelujah

Part III
#46 Since By man Came Death
#53 Worthy Is the Lamb/Amen