Auditions and Rehearsals

Handel’s Messiah –  2018 Rehearsal and Concert Schedule


First Rehearsal: October 14th, 2-4 PM
Rehearsals at the Methodist Church in Antioch.

Concert: December 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Dear members of the Festival Arts Choir,

It’s October again and time for rehearsals to begin. The performance of the Messiah is such an integral part of the season in Antioch and has been for almost 50 years.  I hope that you choose to join us in continuing this tradition.

Rehearsals will be held at The United Methodist Church on Main Street in Antioch, beginning on October 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.   Please note the rehearsal times below.

The rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Sunday, October 14th        2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, October 21st        2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, October 28th        2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, November 4th     2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, November 11th    2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, November 18th    2:00-4:00  P.M.
Sunday, December 2nd      12 – 2:00  P.M. at the Methodist Church, in the Choir Room
Sunday, December 9th          2:00-4:00  P.M.

Dress Rehearsal, December 16th 2:00 – 5:00 P.M at St. Benedictine Abbey in Benet Lake, WI.   Please arrive well before 2:00 to set-up the heavy chairs, so the rehearsal may begin on time.

Concert: December 16th at 7:30 P.M. performance at the Benedictine Abbey in Benet Lake, WI, off of Nelson Road.  That is just north of Antioch, off of North Avenue.
Google Maps: 12605 224th Ave, Benet Lake WI

We welcome new voices to join us for this event, so please invite others to join us in performing this year. Also, if you know of someone who did not receive this letter, please pass it on. Also, if you know of any young adults with flashlights who could help guide patrons to and from the dark areas of the parking lot, please let us know. If you know that you will not be able to perform this year, please let us know. Thank you.  For more information please contact either Becky Reckamp at 847-693-9719 or Christine Kusher at 847-606-6546.

If you do not have a copy of the score, a full score can be found at
You may also find the voice parts, with Midi accompaniment at

Becky Reckamp & Christine Kusher