Messiah Sing

Messiah Sing

Sunday, November 27Sun, Nov 27 at 4:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ


A community tradition since 1995, the annual Messiah Sing is a collaboration between the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. The Sing features a chamber orchestra made up of professional musicians and soloists from the Kalamazoo area.

Portions of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah will be sung by those who wish to participate. Those who wish only to listen are welcome and encouraged to join us!

This performance will also be streamed virtually on the Kalamazoo Bach Festival’s YouTube Channel.

We are aware of the controversy in performing Handel, and we acknowledge the complicated history of the man who wrote this work which has become a holiday tradition for many.

Background and discussion on the issue can be found on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra website, including a perspective from former MFSM artist and WMU graduate Ahmed Anzaldúa.

All in-person Festival events will follow state, local and venue COVID requirements. Please check our website for the latest updates!

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