VoiceScapes presents: Sing Along Messiah

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Venue / Location:
Knox United Church (506 – 4th Street SW)

19 Dec 2010 - 2:30pm

Ticket Price:
$20 (adults) / $15 (students/seniors) / FREE (children under 12) Tickets are available by calling (403) 208-6094, e-mail at info@voicescapes.ca, or at the door

Event Description:

A CALGARY CHRISTMAS FAVOURITE! RAISE YOUR VOICE WITH VOICESCAPES!

VoiceScapes, Calgary’s professional vocal ensemble, is delighted to present their ninth annual Sing Along Messiah concert at the beautiful Knox United Church in downtown Calgary. 
 
Sing Along Messiah is a performance where the audience is invited to sing along in the choruses while other selections from the piece are performed in usual concert fashion, without audience participation. 
 
Sing Along Messiah features VoiceScapes with up and coming vocal soloists from across Alberta. In addition, 125 students from St. Mary’s High School Choir and E.P. Scarlett High School Choir joins VoiceScapes and VoiceScapes Chamber Orchestra, all under the baton of Timothy Shantz. 
 
Performances of Handel’s Messiah at Christmas are a time-honoured tradition in many English-speaking countries across the world. The piece has a broad appeal, not only to classical music aficionados, but also to those whose musical tastes generally lie elsewhere. 
 
*Proceeds from the intermission reception goes to the Food Bank.
 
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VoiceScapes is a professional music collective created in 2000 by two couples: Julie Harris & Jerald Fast, and Christina Jahn & Paul Grindlay. Each singer brings a broad range of performing experience: from medieval groups to opera companies, from solo to choral work, spanning four continents. The ensemble’s mandate is to create distinctive and varied concerts, featuring VoiceScapes members in collaboration with other great Canadian musicians. For more information about VoiceScapes, please visit www.voicescapes.ca