Call for Chorus for Handel’s Messiah

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Provided by Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra (“OBCO”) invites local vocalists to join the OBCO Messiah Choir. Under the baton of Maestro David Kirven, OBCO provides the community with the opportunity to sing along to the Choruses of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. On stage with the orchestra, the OBCO Messiah Choir will lead the audience during Choruses like “For unto Us a Child Is Born”, “Glory to God”, and, of course, “Hallelujah.”

“If you ever have dreamed of singing Messiah with a live orchestra, this is your moment!” says OBCO Board President and Concertmistress Sheyna Burt. “Vocalists of all ages and abilities are invited and encouraged to participate.”

Interested singers should register no later than Dec. 1, 2017, via EVENTBRITE ( The rehearsal and performance schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, December 7, Stuart M. Beville Middle School
    • 6:00 p. m. – Choir Only Rehearsal
    • 7:15 p. m.– Break (snacks provided)
    • 7:45 p. m. – Choir Rehearsal with Orchestra
  • Thursday, December 14, Stuart M. Beville Middle School
    • 7:30 p. m. – Choir Rehearsal with Orchestra
  • Friday, December 15, Grace E. Metz Middle School
    • 6:30 p. m. – Call
    • 7:30 p. m. – Concert

Scores will be provided, though singers are welcome to bring their own.

General Admission tickets for the concert are $10, free for youth 17 and under, and available at; OBCO Messiah Choir members attend for free. Included in the cost of admission are the performance, the post-concert reception, and a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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