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'Messiah' Watch: Performances And Sing-Alongs Around Vermont

A statue of George Frideric Handel is pictured here at night in Halle, Germany.
This statue of George Frideric Handel stands in Halle, Germany. VPR is again rounding up performances and sing-alongs of Handel's "Messiah" taking place in our area during this holiday season.

The season for George Frideric Handel's Messiah is upon us! Although it was actually first performed around Easter, in our time it has become a December holiday tradition.

This year, VPR is again rounding up performances and sing-alongs of Handel's beloved oratio in our area. 

Find the list below, organized by date — and we'll be updating it as we learn of more events.

Know of an upcoming performance or sing-along that we may have missed? Let us know!

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Vermont Philharmonic & Chorus Messiah
7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier, VT
Lisa Jablow conducts
(See Dec. 2 for another performance listing)

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

Friends of Music at Guilford Community Messiah Sing 
1 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, VT

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

Charlotte Congregational Church Messiah Sing
10 a.m. at Charlotte CC in Charlotte, VT 

Vermont Philharmonic & Chorus Messiah
2 p.m. at Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
Lisa Jablow conducts

Rutland Area Chorus, Soloists and Orchestra Messiah
3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Grace Church, Rutland, VT

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Pentangle ArtsAnnual Community Messiah Sing
4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock, VT

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Burlington Choral Society Annual Messiah Sing
7:30 p.m. at North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

Upper Valley Music Center Messiah Sing with Orchestra
3:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Lebanon, NH

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Stowe Annual Messiah Sing
7 p.m. at Stowe Community Church, Stowe

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018

Middlebury Annual Messiah Sing
2 p.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church, Middlebury, VT
Hosted by the College Community Chorus, conducted by Jeff Rehbach

After graduate studies in musicology at New York University, Walter began his radio career at WNCN in New York. He joined Vermont Public in 1984.
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