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Christmas Concerts: Where to Hear Handel's Messiah in Brooklyn

New SingAlong in Park Slope & Calendar of Messiah Concerts - 2012

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Handel's Messiah is a Christmas holiday classic that people of all faiths appreciate. But it's not necessary to brave the crowds to hear it at Carnegie Hall. Find out where to hear the Messiah in December in Brooklyn, New York.

1. December 13th, 2012: Interfaith Messiah Sing-along (Park Slope)

A first! Presented by Old First, in partnership with Congregation Beth Elohim, the Brooklyn Conservatory and the Brooklyn Community Chorus. Featured performers and soloists :include Aleeza Meir (continuo and artistic director), Josh Breitzer (tenor), Donna Breitzer (soprano), Jeff Mandelbaum (counter-tenor), Jeff Spurgeon (baritone), and Nelly Vuksik (conductor)among others. Proceeds benefit the Old First Ceiling Restoration Fund; see indiegogo.com/RescueOldFirst

Useful Info

  • Score: Watkins Shaw edition, published by Novello.
  • As only a limited number of scores will be available for purchase at the event, bring your own copy. (Note: the organizers say it "doesn't have to be the Watkins Shaw edition") or
  • You can buy one at the Community Bookstore of Park Slope (143 7th Avenue)
  • Tickets: $20 advance; $25 door.
  • News: http://bpt.me/297488. Facebook event: tinyurl.com/at8juvu

2. Past Event - Sing-Along: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music & St. John's Episcopal

Courtesy of Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 2011
  • Where: St. John's Episcopal Church, 139 St. John's Place, Park Slope
  • When: December 4, 4 P.M.
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  • Admission: Free will donation to benefit the local soup kitchen, C.H.I.P.S., which recently suffered a kitchen fire. donation to benefit C.H.I.P.S.
  • Contact: 718-622-3300
Sing your favorite choruses from Parts I and II. It's a sing-along; bring your own score!

3. Past Event-Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

  • Where: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene
  • When: Saturday, December 1, 5 P.M.
  • Admission: $15.00, TDF Vouchers Accepted

5. Other Holidays: Easter Concerts in Brooklyn

Plan ahead for great Easter holiday music in Brooklyn! See 7 Places to Hear Great Easter Music in Brooklyn.

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