Jefferson Park Sing-Along Messiah comes to Copernicus Center
The Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association, the Copernicus Foundation, and the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra are proud to present the inaugural performance of the Jefferson Park Sing-Along Messiah. We are bringing this popular event toChicago’s northwest side so that all of Chicagoland can see what artistic talent we have in our neighborhood.
With four outstanding soloists, we will be performing the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s famous oratorio The Messiah. The audience will sing all choruses, ending with the stirring Hallelujah chorus.
The auditorium of the beautiful Copernicus Center will be divided by voice: soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Non-singers are welcome too, and can sit with family and friends.
To make this the most musical experience possible, we will be offering rehearsal sessions prior to the concert so that those who are unfamiliar with the music will have a chance to learn it. Vocal scores will be available for sale on the day of the event or you can bring your own.
More information on the rehearsal sessions will be found on our Facebook page (Jefferson Park Sing-Along Messiah). You can also follow us on Twitter: @JPSingsMessiah.
“It’s not very often that one gets a chance to sing out with full voice and be accompanied by an orchestra,” “It’s a hit every year .”
For many, the experience can be an emotional one.
“It can bring tears, it’s such a beautiful piece of work,”
“It gives me goose bumps,”
The History of Handel’s Messiah
Composed by Handel in 1741, the “Messiah” is sung around the world during the Christmas season. Originally intended as an Easter oratorio, Handel’s Messiah tells the story of Jesus’ birth and life. Over the years, however, it has become more popularly associated with Christmas. The “do-it-yourself” idea was born at a small church in rural England more than 30 years ago and was first staged in Chicago in 1976.