Messiah Sing is returning to campus center Dec. 8

All members of the community invited to annual concert in the Atrium

Photos/Mike Lovett

A scene from last year's Messiah sing.

The beloved Brandeis tradition, Messiah Sing, returns to the Shapiro Campus Center atrium on Wednesday, Dec.  8. All members of the Brandeis community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to celebrate the holiday season with the sing-along concert of Handel’s masterwork "Messiah." The one-hour concert will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Scores will be available for anyone who would like to join the Hallelujah Chorus. No singing experience is necessary. The community concert will feature members of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra conducted by Neal Hampton, and the Brandeis Chorus under the direction of James Olesen.

Soloists are Pamela Dellal, Pamela Wolfe, and Mark Kagan, all of the Music Department.

The event, which is sponsored by the Music Department and the Office of the Arts in cooperation with the Catholic Students Association, will be followed by refreshments, a Christmas tree trimming and the lighting of a Hanukkiah, marking the last night of Hanukkah.

The Waltham Group, the university's volunteer community service organization, will be collecting books and non-perishable food items for local food banks and shelters, while Dining Services staff will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots.

Students responding to the Facebook invitation are calling this "Brandeis' one real community tradition!" and "One of my best Deis memories," according to the Office of the Arts. Another said: "can't wait for the challahjewya chorus!"

Click here to watch a video news story of a previous Messiah Sing.

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