Handel’s Messiah Sing-a-long

Messiah 2015

Dr. Garth Hangartner, Directing

John Frankhauser, Bass

Christie Jones, Soprano

Jan Priddy, Alto

Tom Williams, Tenor

The Messiah Orchestra

The Messiah Choir

The Sing-a-long Choir


When: Sunday, December 13th, at 4:00PM 


How to Participate: Three Options

1)     Attend the concert at 4PM and 12/13. 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)     You need to attend 4 of the 5 regular rehearsals, and you must attend the dress rehearsal

c)     Rehearsals are:

i)      Nov 5 (7-8PM)

ii)     Nov 12 (7-8PM)

iii)    Nov 19 (7-8PM)

iv)    Nov 23 (7-9pm)

v)     Dec 3 (7-8PM)

vi)    Dec 10 (7-10PM Dress Rehearsal)

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

Questions? Contact Dr. Garth Hangartner, Director of Worship and Music at FPC at garthh@spokanefpc.org


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?                                                 

Behold a virgin shall conceive                                                         

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                                                        


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)                                                              

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 Revelations                                                             

Worthy is the Lamb/Amen (Chorus)                             


Admission is Free

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

Support Messiah 2015 with a donation/gift online (all proceeds go directly to fund this annual event)

We look forward to seeing you on December 13th!

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