Handel’s “Messiah” is a worldwide event that awes singers and listeners with its thrilling emotional impact and an uplifting message.
This year the Rural Musicians Forum is sponsoring Sing Out Messiah —an opportunity for the community to join in singing beloved choruses of “Messiah” with soloists, instrumentalists and a rehearsed choir.
The public concerts will be held at Dodgeville United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 6 and at Spring Green’s St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Sunday, Dec. 8.
In preparation for the concerts, singers in the area are invited to join the community-based choir directed by the noted teacher and conductor Greg Dennis, to rehearse on three occasions prior to the public events. Rehearsals are scheduled for Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
There are no auditions, and the choir is open to singers in all parts and with any level of experience. A full listing of the selections to be sung can be found on the RMF website.
Rehearsals will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Spring Green. Singers should provide their own scores. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at Arcadia Books in Spring Green, and Cook’s Room in Dodgeville.
For more information, contact Kent Mayfield, Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ruralmusiciansforum.org.