The Heritage Singers, Voices of Note, and the choirs of Minot State University invite area singers to join together for this year's annual performance of Handel's Messiah, set for Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
As in previous years, area high school students are invited to participate. According to director Ken Bowles, the goal is to create a dynamic 200 voice choir accompanied by a wonderful orchestra to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Submitted Photo - - The annual “Messiah” draws singers and musicians from throughout the region. Above, Ken Bowles, center, directs last year’s group.
Rehearsals have been set for the following dates:
+ 7 p.m. on Sunday
+ 7 p.m. on Nov. 27
+ 7 p.m. on Dec. 1
+ 2 p.m. dress rehearsal, Dec. 4
This year's performance marks the 102nd anniversary of the first performance of The Messiah in Minot, and the 82nd consecutive performance. All events will take place at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the campus of Minot State University. Each rehearsal will last for approximately 1-1/2 hours. Seating is limited this year and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Those participating must attend at least two rehearsals. Scores are available for purchase or participants may bring their own.
Singers who wish to participate should plan to attend the first rehearsal or contact Mark Schnabel at 839-7228 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ken Bowles, chairman, Division of Music, at 858-3185.
The public is invited to this gala event.