The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
Bloomington Chamber Singers is delighted to resume its annual Christmas Messiah Sing-along on Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 N. State Rd. 46, Bloomington. This FREE Bloomington holiday tradition draws hundreds of area singers (and listeners) who come together to sing part one and the “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. The singers and orchestra will be led by BCS Artistic Director Dr. Gerald Sousa.
Messiah is well loved not just as sacred music, but for its challenging choruses and beautiful solos. Singers of all levels and backgrounds come together each year for this wintertime tradition. Beyond the “Hallelujah Chorus,” beloved movements include “Comfort Ye, My People,” “And He Shall Purify,” “Glory to God,” and many more. Attendees are welcome to sing along or simply listen to the choruses and arias, and enjoy recitatives performed by members of the Bloomington Chamber Singers. A livestream of the event will be available at www.chambersingers.info.
Admission is free. BCS invites attendees to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to a local food pantry. A limited number of loaner scores will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. For additional information, visit www.chambersingers.info.