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For Conductors: Virtual Messiah Sing | The Worcester Chorus, CONCORA, & Masterwork Chorus

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Thursday, December 24, 2020



Group Fee for Access to Recording:
1-10 Singers: $50
10-25 singers: $100
26-50 singers: $150
50+ singers: $200

Chris Shepard, Conductor

Louise Fauteux, Soprano

Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano

Kirk Bobkowski, Tenor

Alexander Patrie, Bass

Worcester Festival Chamber Ensemble

For Conductors: Virtual Messiah Sing

On Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM, Music Worcester will present a performance of Handel’s Messiah led by Chris Shepard (director of The Worcester Chorus, CONCORA, & Masterwork Chorus), featuring a socially distanced professional vocal quartet with a chamber ensemble, recorded live at historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. For a $10 admission, buyers may enjoy this concert from home and sing along with their favorite movements of Handel’s masterpiece.

Music Worcester is pleased to offer a recording of this event to choral directors as an On Demand performance video from December 15 through December 24. This high definition video of the performance will be delivered via email to buyers at a private URL that may be shared with choral ensembles and audiences who may be missing out on an annual Messiah sing for the holidays due to pandemic restrictions.

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.

Watch an explanatory video to choral directors from Chris Shepard below.

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Louise Fauteux


Agnes Vojtko


Kirk Bobkowski


Alexander Patrie


Chris Shepard

The Worcester Chorus

Mark Mummert

The Worcester Chorus
Associate Director


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).