Members of the community who love to sing are encouraged to come and be part of the chorus at the sixth annual â€œMessiah Sing-a-Long.â€ It will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
It will also be held on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Norris United Methodist Church located in Norris at 62 Ridgeway Road. Music lovers are invited to either free performance, a press release said.
Both performances will be presented by the Tri-County Community Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Sandy Wells. Members of the choir will sing the arias, and audience members will be invited to join the choir in singing the chorus parts from portions of Handelâ€™s â€œMessiah,â€ the classic most associated with the Christmas season. Music will be provided for early-arriving audience members who wish to sing.
â€œThe annual Messiah Sing-a-Long is quickly becoming a holiday tradition,â€ said ORUUC choir member Anne Scott. â€œThe sing-along gives everyone, whether experienced performers or shower singers, a chance to add their voices to this celebratory masterpiece. Few things compare to the energy and excitement of the sanctuary filled with singers performing Handelâ€™s music. I can’t wait to hear the resounding â€˜Hallelujahâ€™ chorus.â€
For more information on the Norris performance, call Wells at (865) 659-0840. For the Oak Ridge performance call the ORUUC office at (865) 483-6761.