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'Messiah' Watch 2016: Performances And Sing-Alongs Across Vermont

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George Frideric Handel's 'Messiah' was first performed at Eastertime in 1742 and features his famous "Hallelujah" chorus.

'Tis the season for Handel's Messiah! Nearly 275 years after it was first performed, Messiah has become a holiday season staple. Check out our list of performances and sing-alongs planned for the next few weeks and share with us any we might have missed.

Vermont Philharmonic and Chorus
Lisa Jablow will conduct.
Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Augustine Church, Montpelier, VT

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
Barre Opera House, Barre, VT

Friends of Music at Guilford 46th Community Messiah Sing
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m.
Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, VT

Rutland Area Chorus and Orchestra
Sherrill Blodget will conduct.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Grace Church, Rutland, VT

Charlotte Congregational Church 6th Annual Messiah Sing
Anne Decker conducts soloists and orchestra.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte, VT

Burlington Choral Society Messiah Sing
Richard Riley conducts, with pianist Claire Black and soloists.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m.
North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington, VT

Bellows Free Academy Messiah
Armand Messier conducts 100-voice chorus, professional orchestra and soloists
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, VT

Bellows Falls Messiah Sing
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 p.m.
United Church of Bellows Falls, Bellows Falls, VT

Pentangle Arts Annual Messiah Sing
Louis Burkot conducts.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock, VT

Middlebury College Community Messiah Sing
Jeff Rehbach conducts.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Middlebury Congregational Church, Middlebury, VT

Glens Falls Messiah Sing-Along
Penny Schiek conducts
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, NY

Upper Valley Music Center Messiah Sing with Orchestra
Jane Woods conducts.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Lebanon, NH

Burlington Chamber Orchestra and Messiah Festival Chorus
David Neiweem will conduct.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT

Keene Messiah Sing
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
United Church of Christ, Keene, NH

Stowe 25th Anniversary Community Messiah Sing
Jane Lambert conducts, with orchestra
Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Stowe Community Church, Stowe, VT

Hog Wild Story Barn Messiah Sing Along
Saturday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m.
Hog Wild Story Barn
480 Hogback Road, Johnson, VT
(802) 585-0223

Arlington Messiah Sing Along
Sunday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church, Arlington, VT

Do you have a performance to add to the list? Let us know by contacting us here.

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