40th Annual Messiah Sing Along
After a two-year hiatus, the "Messiah Sing-Along" is back! The 40th edition of this Santa Barbara holiday tradition will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30pm in the First Presbyterian Church, corner of State and Constance.
Phillip McLendon will conduct this performance of George Frederick Handel's choral masterpiece, "Messiah," in a benefit for Unity Shoppe. James Mooy has organized the orchestra which includes members of the Santa Barbara City College Symphony. Four outstanding local soloists will also perform. Erin Bonski-Evans is the organist.
That covers everything and everybody except the chorus. That's because the chorus is you -- the audience! Tickets are $10, 100 percent of which goes to Unity Shoppe, the Santa Barbara non-profit which helps nearly 18,000 of our low-income neighbors, children, and the elderly annually.
Tickets and music scores (bring your own) are available at Chaucer's Book Store in Loreto Plaza and at the door. Tickets are also available at the Unity Gift Shoppe, 1209 State Street. It's great music and great fun for a great cause -- Unity Shoppe. Everyone is invited to make a joyful noise and raise your voice on high