Handel's 'Messiah' community sing
WINDSOR - The Annual Greater Hartford Handel’s Messiah Community Sing will be held Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor. This community sing is part of the church’s Sacred Sounds Concert Series. The snow date is Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. This annual event, which features the singing of the “Christmas portion” and “Hallelujah Chorus,” attracts as many as 100 participating singers in the chorus as well as a full audience to watch and enjoy. The solo work is performed by a number of New England soloists. The sing is led by organist and director Bob Gilbert. Any and all singers who are familiar with and have previously sung Handel’s "Messiah" are encouraged and invited to join this annual community sing.Singers are asked to arrive at around 3 p.m. and be seated by 3:30 p.m. for instructions and warm up. Singers can bring their own score, or scores will be provided as needed. There is free admission for everyone and there is no need to register ahead of time. Singers are encouraged to wear holiday colors, or “come as you are.” Selections by the Trinity Ringers Handbell Choir, as well as a carol sing for the audience will be included in the program. A finger-food reception will follow the concert. There is plenty of free and convenient parking and childcare is available. The church is located at 180 Park Ave. in Windsor (exit 36 off I-91). Interested singers or audience are encouraged to call 860-688-9245 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit www.tumcwindsor.org.