Auditions and Rehearsals

Handel’s Messiah –  2019 Rehearsal and Concert Schedule

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First Rehearsal: October 16th, 2-4 PM.  Rehearsals at the Methodist Church in Antioch.

Concert: December 15, 2019 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 with the full choir on Sunday afternoon, October 6th, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 P.M.   Please note the rehearsal times below.

The rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Sunday, October 6th          2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, October 13th        1:00-2:30 PM Tenor/Bass Sectional
Sunday, October 13th        2:30-4:00 PM Soprano/Alto Sectional
Sunday, October 20th        2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, October 27st         2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, November 3rd     2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, November 10th    2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir (Possible Sectional)
Sunday, November 17th    2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir (Possible Sectional)
Sunday, November 24th    2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, December 1st       2:00-4:00 P.M. Full Choir

Sunday, December 8th       2:00-4:00  P.M. Full Choir
Sunday, December 15th      2:00-5:00  P.M. Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal, December 15th 2:00 – 5:00 P.M at St. Benedictine Abbey in Benet Lake, WI.   Please arrive well before at 1:00 to set-up the heavy chairs, so the rehearsal may begin on time.

Concert: December 15th 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 http://files.sheetmusicarchive.net/compositions_i/Handel-HWV056fsCCARH.pdf
You may also find the voice parts, with Midi accompaniment at http://www.cyberbass.com

Sincerely,
Becky Reckamp & Christine Kusher