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Shelter Island’s Messiah Sing welcomes all on Sunday: Free event for singers, audience

The Shelter Island Community Chorus invites one and all to the Sixth Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing, on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Ferry Road (Route 114).

The annual Messiah Sing honors the late Jack Monaghan, who founded this joyous tradition, held each January.

The Sixth Annual Messiah Sing will include eleven choruses and a number of solos, led by conductor Suzanne Nicoletti, and accompanied by Linda Betjeman and Phyllis Power on four-hand piano, with organ for the Hallelujah Chorus.

Choristers are encouraged to bring their own scores, Schirmer Edition preferred; a limited number of scores will be available.

East End singers, audience, and children of all ages are most welcome to attend this free event. A donation at the door would be appreciated.

A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. Start off 2024 on a high note with this glorious music.  Come and enjoy the community of fellow music lovers.

For more information, contact Peter Vielbig by cellphone: 609-306-1114, or email: [email protected].