‘Messiah’ Sing-In planned in Kent
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kent will hold its next Music in the Nave concert - the seventh annual “Messiah” Sing-In - Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Four soloists, soprano Jessica Zamek, alto Dana Kephart, tenor Trevor Fanning and bass-baritone Joe McDonough will be accompanied on strings by members of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble.
Together they will relate the story of the birth of Christ through the music of Part I, (The Annunciation) of George Frederick Handel’s immortal work “Messiah.”
Each of the five sections of Part I, from the Prophecy of the coming of the Messiah and his birth through the Annunciation of the birth to the shepherds, end with a section for a chorus.
In the original production in Dublin on April 13, 1742 the chorus consisted of 16 men and 16 boys from St Patrick's and Christ Church cathedrals. For the Dec. 8 production, the audience sings the choruses.
Additionally, even though it is actually the final chorus in Part II, the concert will conclude with the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
The nave will be divided into vocal sections for soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Audience members are asked to sit in the section that best fits their vocal range, although they are welcome to sit wherever they are comfortable.
Tickets are $13 in advance at https://MITNKentCt.eventbrite.com and $15 at the door of the church at 1 North Main St. Students will be admitted for free.
For more information, call 869-927-3486.