Community invited to join in 'Messiah' sing-along

Refreshments, Christmas tree trimming and Hanukkah candle lighting will follow

The Brandeis community is invited to join in the annual sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece “Messiah” on Dec. 13.

Students, faculty and staff will gather in Shapiro Student Center atrium from 4 to 5 p.m. The program will be led by students from the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and the Brandeis University Chorus.

This year, for the first time, President Fred Lawrence will conduct the famed “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, famous for his operas, oratorios, and chamber works. “Messiah” was first performed in Dublin in 1742. After an initially modest reception, the oratorio gained popularity and is now one of the best-loved and most frequently performed works in Western music.
Scores will be available for anyone who would like to join in. If you don’t sing, stop by to enjoy the music.

At 5 p.m., following the sing-along, the Brandeis Catholic community will continue the celebration with caroling, tree trimming, eggnog, and kosher Christmas cookies; and there will be a Hanukkah candle lighting at 5:45 p.m.

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