Handel’s Messiah Sing-a-long

Messiah concert

Messiah 2016

Paul Featherstone, Directing

Christie Jones, Soprano

Jan Priddy, Alto

Tom Williams, Tenor

John Frankhauser, Bass

The Messiah Orchestra

The Messiah Choir

The Sing-a-long Choir


When: Sunday, December 11th, at 4:00PM 


How to Participate: Three Options

1)     Attend the concert at 4PM on December 11. Arrive early, seats fill fast!

2)     Sing-along on the choruses

a)     It is open to all! Please arrive by 2:15 PM to be seated.

b)     The rehearsal will begin promptly at 2:30 PM. Scores will be available for checkout if you do not have your own.

3)     Go deeper into the music of the Messiah & sing with the choir on the chancel (i.e. The Messiah Choir)

a)     Rehearsals with the Chancel Choir are in the Choir Room, third floor of the church

b)     Please plan to attend 4 of the 5 regular rehearsals, and the dress rehearsal

c)     Rehearsals are:

i)      Nov 3 (7-8PM)

ii)     Nov 10 (7-8PM)

iii)    Nov 17 (7-8PM)

iv)    Nov 21 (7-8pm)

v)     Dec 1 (7-8PM)

vi)    Dec 8 (7-10PM Dress Rehearsal)

d)     We would love to have 20-25 singers join with the FPC choir on the chancel!!!!

Questions? Contact John Frankhauser at john@frankhauser.com


What (sing-a-long choruses are in bold):

Part I                                                 


Comfort ye                                                           

Every valley                                                         

And the glory of the Lord  (Chorus)                                             

Thus saith the Lord                                                            

But who may abide the day of His coming?      

And he shall purify  (Chorus)                                        

Behold a virgin shall conceive        

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion  (Chorus)         

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth

The people that walked in darkness                                   

For unto us a child is born (Chorus)                                                             

There were shepherd abiding in the field                                                     

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them                                                            

And the angel said to them                                                              

And suddenly there was an angel                                                  

Glory to God            

Than shall the eyes of the blind be opened                                            

He shall feed his flock      


Part II                                                 

He was despised                                                

Surely He hath borne our griefs (Chorus)                                                  

And with His stripes we are healed (Chorus)                                                            

All we like sheep (Chorus)                                                              

Pastoral Symphony

Thy rebuke hath broken His heart                                                   

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow                                                         

He was cut off from the land of the living                                                      

But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell                                                        

Lift up your heads, o ye gates (Chorus)                                                      

How beautiful are the feet of them                                                 

Their sound is gone out (Chorus)                                                 

Why do the nations so furiously rage together?                                                           

Hallelujah (Chorus)                                                          


Part III                                               

I know that my redeemer liveth                                                       

Since by man came death (Chorus)                                                             

Behold, I tell you a mystery                                                              

The trumpet shall sound                                                   

Recitation from Revelation 5                                                        

Worthy is the Lamb/Amen (Chorus)                             


Admission is Free

A freewill offering will be taken to cover the expenses of this concert. 

Support Messiah 2016 with a donation/gift online (all proceeds go directly to fund this annual event)

We look forward to seeing you on December 11th!

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