Messiah community singalong

I will be leading a community singalong Messiah in New Bedford, MA on Sunday, November 27 at 4pm. This charity event will be made up of singers from across the community, and you are cordially invited to come sing or just listen--all in support of local charities. 

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You'll also find a press release below. Please help to get the word out! 



Messiah Community Singalong 

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 4pm 

$10 donation (18 and under FREE) 

Christian Fellowship Center is handicapped accessible 

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH at 4PM, The singing and listening public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Messiah Community Singalong at Christian Fellowship Center (822 Church St., New Bedford, MA). Featuring the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, along with the Hallelujah Chorus and Christmas carols, the chorus will be directed by Dr. Paul Cienniwa and accompanied by pianist Eric Mazonson. Soloists are soprano Christine Teeters, mezzo-soprano Fiona McArdle, tenor Ethan Bremner, and baritone James Liu. 

All those who wish to sing the Messiah are encouraged to bring their score and arrive by 3:30pm for a warmup. As this is a city-wide charity event, a $10 donation and at least one canned good or food pantry item is asked of everyone. (Children 18 and under are free.) Food and money will be collected at the door to benefit New Bedford’s Salvation Army, Mobile Ministries, and the United Way Food Pantry. Rental scores will be available for $5. Interested singers should contact Hilare Moniz: 

Dr. Cienniwa says, “It’s been a couple of years since the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra has programmed Messiah. Having led the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Chorus through Messiah rehearsals for several seasons, I had been receiving inquiries about when Messiah would be sung again. Then when soprano Hilare Moniz contacted me to see about programming Messiah at her church, I knew that nothing would get in our way--even a rehearsal schedule! This Messiah will be completely unrehearsed and is fully intended to be a fun, no-stress way for singers (and the audience) to enjoy this festive music at the end of Thanksgiving weekend. What a great way to start the holiday season!” 

Organizer Hilare Moniz adds, “We hope to make this community event an annual event. With the proceeds going to area charities, this will truly be a Messiah for the City of New Bedford!”

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