The Arts at Ascension presents the second annual Sing-Along of George Frederick Handel’s classic holiday oratorio “Messiah”. It’s a free, family holiday fun afternoon, featuring soloists and choristers from The Arizona Masterworks Chorale and Women’s Orchestra of Arizona — and the voices of everyone who loves singing choruses from Handel’s magnificent creation.
Come and sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the greatest Christmas oratorio ever. No rehearsal necessary for singers! If you don’t have a score, click below to download one in PDF.
Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
Sinfonia (Overture: Orchestra)
Ev’ry Valley (Tenor Solo)
Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
Thus Saith the Lord / But who may abide (Bass Solo)
Chorus: And He shall purify
Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto Solo)
Chorus: O thou that tellest good tiding to Zion
The people that walked in darkness (Bass Solo)
Chorus: For unto us a child is born
Pifa (Pastoral: Orchestra)
There were shepherds … And suddenly there was with the angel (Soprano Solo)
Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest
Rejoice, greatly (Soprano Solo)
He shall feed his flock (Soprano and Alto Solos)
Chorus: His yoke is easy
No rehearsal is required!
Bring your own choral score or download one at the link below, and join in the fun.
Admission is free, donations are requested to benefit all Arts at Ascension members.
With Gerald Finzi’s incomparable meditation on peace, for organ, chorus, and soloists, plus festive songs of the season from Morten Lauridsen, Mac Frampton, and our own Darren Herring. And a festive audience carols sing-along gets everyone in the Holiday Spirit. Joy to the World!
Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM – Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
Click Here for concert program details and notes.
Beautiful choral works from Edward Elgar, Charles Stanford, Hubert Parry, and Herbert Howells, with guest artists, the singers of Canticum Novum.
Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 PM – Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
(Note the Sunday Start Time: You’ll be home for Super Bowl Kickoff)
Edward Elgar: Te Deum and Benedictus
Charles Villers Stanford: Magnificat in C
Hubert Parry: Songs of Farewell
Herbert Howells: My Eyes for Beauty Pine
Featured Guest Artists: Canticum Novum
The sounds of the seas the world around, introducing Arizona to the works of Jaakko Mantyjarvi, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Dan Forrest, Stephen Smith, and Matthew Lyon Hazzard.
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 PM – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 PM – Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
Jaakko Mantyjarvi: Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Song of the Madwoman on the Seashore
Dan Forrest: Himenami – The Sacred Wave
Stephen Smith: Sea Psalm
Matthew Lyon Hazzard: As Is the Sea MarvelousMay
Programs are subject to change without notice.