The Elora Singers present Singers Messiah

ELORA – The Elora Singers announced the second concert of their 2019-20 winter season – Singers Messiah.

Handel’s moving masterpiece is performed in a unique way, with Elora Singers as soloists, officials say.

The show will take place on Dec. 8 at 7:30pm.

The concert will be performed at St. Joseph’s Church in Fergus.

“As a professional singer, I have performed the Messiah umpteen times as both a soloist and a chorister and enjoy it every time,” said choir member and manager, Christina Stelmacovich.

“Still, my fondest and indeed most moving performances have been with The Elora Singers. In the true Baroque tradition, artistic director Mark Vuorinen has all choruses and solo arias shared among members of the Singers.

Initially written for the Easter season, Handel’s Messiah has become a staple of the Christmas season.

Even during a season full of spectacle, endless Christmas muzak, and a bombardment of advertising, Handel’s Messiah stands among the giants of the season.

Singers Messiah, featuring Handel’s moving masterpiece, The Messiah will take place on Dec. 8 at 7:30pm at St. Joseph’s Church (760 St. David St. N.,) in Fergus.

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Other performances

The Elora Singers will also perform:

– Festival of Carols on Dec. 17 and 18. Start the holiday season in beautiful, candlelit St. John’s Church in Elora with the perfect blend of favourite traditional and new songs.

– Soup and Song: Early Bach Cantatas on Feb. 8 at St. John’s Church.

The show will feature an afternoon with two Bach cantatas, illuminated by conductor, Mark Vuorinen. Attendees are invited to come early for lunch. The pieces performed are  Bach’s Nach dir Herr verlanget mich and Weinen klagen sorgen zagen.

– The Elora Singers and Elmer Isler Singers: Double Choir on April 25 at  Basilica of our Lady Immaculate, Guelph. The beautiful voices of two choirs, each celebrating their 40th year will be joined as one.  Rheinberger: Mass for double choir and Brahms: Motets.

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