Chance to sing the Messiah

Experience the glory of Handel's Messiah while also getting the opportunity to sing along. On Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, the Vox Musica Choir, conducted by Glenn Klassen, presents Sing-Along Messiah.

Vox Musica encourages all fellow community vocalists, as well as the audience, to sing together in an evening of fun light-hearted entertainment.

"This is a first for Vox Musica," says Carolyn Speakman, president, Vox Musica Choral Society. "The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra performs Handel's Messiah every other year, and with this being an off-year for the Symphony, we decided to present the Messiah in a different way." It's certainly a unique approach.

"Sing-Along Messiah is aimed at singers who want to sing the Messiah, but don't have the time or long-term commitment to rehearse," Speakman says. "Either participants can register to sing on stage with Vox Musica for the evening or they can sing along sitting in the audience."

The solo role of Messiah will be performed by talented local vocalists and the accompanist for the evening is Alan Young.

For those who want to join the choir for the evening, register online at and attend the Dec. 13 rehearsal (2 to 5 p.m.).
A $10 registration fee, which can be paid at the rehearsal, will help cover expenses and fund future choral events.

"We are only performing the Christmas portion and Halleluiah Chorus," Speakman says. "While it will hardly be a polished performance, we do promise it will be a lot of fun."

Tickets for audiences members are available for $10 at Note-able Music, located at 323 – 8th Street S. or by calling (403-380-2130).