Chris Shepard, Conductor
Louise Fauteux, Soprano
Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano
Kirk Bobkowski, Tenor
Alexander Patrie, Bass
Worcester Festival Chamber Ensemble
College of the Holy Cross “Intro to Music” Class & Prof. Megan Ross
The holiday season may not be the same without our annual Messiah performance– but instead, YOU can be part of the tradition! Our presentation features a quartet of (socially distanced) soloists from the Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA) leading us in a sing-along of Handel’s beloved masterpiece. They will sing the entire Christmas portion, as well as all the choruses from Parts II and III, joined by a chamber ensemble from the Worcester Festival Orchestra. You can sing along at home, or just enjoy the festive music!
This event is hosted by three ensembles whose annual Messiah performances have been sidelined this year– the Worcester Chorus, whose tradition began in 1900… the Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey, who have been performing the work each year at Carnegie Hall for more than half a century… and CONCORA, Connecticut’s oldest professional choir. All three choirs have performed in Worcester’s beautiful Mechanics Hall, the site of this year’s Virtual Messiah Sing. We hope you can join us for this live event and help us keep the tradition alive.
Tickets to enjoy the On Demand presentation are $10. You will be emailed a link to view the event after your purchase.
Click the button below to link to a downloadable PDF of the complete sheet music score for Handel’s Messiah.
These ears have rarely encountered so glorious a version as that presented at Mechanics Hall as part of Music Worcester’s 160th anniversary season.