LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY (December 15, 2014) – WJFF’s brings a new holiday tradition to the region with a gift of the “Messiah Community Sing” with you as the chorus.
The program will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21 at the Seelig Theatre of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Unlike a traditional concert version of George Frideric Handel’s famed 1741 Oratorio, this production will be sung by those attending.
Hudson Opera Theater Conductor Ron De Fesi leads the ensemble and the Delaware Valley Opera’s Kathy Geary (soprano), Carol Diefenbach (mezzo-soprano), Eric Barsness (bass) and Kevin Harnek (tenor). An instrumental ensemble composed of adults and young area musicians will be on stage and the audience will sing selections from the choral oratorio with scores provided at the theatre.
Singers young and old are welcome to lift their voices. Featured chorus selections from Handel’s Messiah Oratorio include: “And the Glory of the Lord,” “And He Shall Purify,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” “Glory to God,” “Lift Up your Head O Ye Gates,” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Event sponsors include MISU, Apple Pond Farm, and many other friends of WJFF.