The United Methodist Men of Lawrenceville Road UMC in Tucker invite all individuals, choirs, and congregations far and near to participate in its first “Sing Along Messiah,” a community-wide celebration of Advent and Christmas. The event will be held on Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m.
“We chose Friday evening to avoid the rehearsals and performances of other community choruses, Georgia State University School of Music’s Gala and innumerable church choir cantatas,” said Jack Sartain, producer of the churches 20-year running concert series “Music for Missions."
Everyone who wants to hear - and participate - in a live performance of Handel's 'Messiah is invited. Singers are encouraged to bring a copy of the music -- multiple copies if available. If one does not have music, a limited number of scores will be available. One might inquire of their own church’s choir director if there are scores in their library. The preferred score is the G. Schirmer edition, but any edition will work.
Plans are underway to include a small ensemble to add energy, excitement and some legitimacy to Handel’s great work.
"Sing Along Messiah" concerts are held around the world - from Tucker, Roswell, Marietta, Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Royal Albert Hall in London. Some have professional orchestra members play the instrumental parts and others use organ or harpsichord.
"Since there are no rehearsals, we encourage those who know the music very well to come along to support those who may not. Basses and Tenors are especially welcome! What we all have in common is a love for this great work. So come to the “Sing Along Messiah”, renew acquaintances, and make new friends," said Sartain.
Non-singers (or those who think they are “non-singers”) are strongly invited to attend and enjoy the community’s performance – maybe even find an experienced singer and sit with them.
Singers and guests are invited to enjoy a meet and greet reception afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.
The church is located at 3142 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker – just outside I-285. For more information email Jack Sartain at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-939-3717.