Messiah Sing-Along returns to Charlotte church

The Charlotte Congregational Church invites the community to herald the holidays with a sing-along performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 pm. This special evening of music is a recital where the audience sings along as the chorus, accompanied by Vermont Symphony Orchestra members and vocalists. (Musical instruction is provided.) Performed throughout the centuries, the Messiah is a traditional tribute to the Yuletide season. Come to sing or just to listen and be surrounded by beautiful music!

This marks the third year for the Charlotte Congregational Church’s sing-along and brings the talents of Jane Kittredge and Russell Wilson on violin, Harold Lieberman on viola, Dieuwke Davydov on cello, trumpeters Ray Vega and Jim Duncan, Jeremy Levine on timpani, Luke Baker on bass, and Carl Recchia on continuo. The vocal soloists include Ellen Bosworth, soprano; Linda Patterson, mezzo; Adam Hall, tenor; and Stephen Falbel, bass. Anne Decker will lead the orchestra, chorus, and audience.

Tickets are priced at $12 per adult and $40 for a group of four. They can be purchased in advance at the Shelburne Supermarket or at the Charlotte Congregational Church. The church office hours are Monday through Friday, 8-11 am. You may call the church to reserve tickets (425-3176).  Tickets will also be available for sale at the door.

For more information, the Charlotte Congregational Church ( is located at 403 Church Hill Road in Charlotte.

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