Messiah Sing Along
December 3, 2017, 4:00pm. Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest (7300 Division St., River Forest, IL)
(Credo will also host a Messiah Sing Along in Oberlin, OH on December 10. Click here for more information)
We hope you will join us for this favorite holiday tradition! Come and sing along with us or just listen and enjoy Handel's beloved Messiah. Soloists Olivia Doig, Beena David, Enrico Bellomo and Doug Anderson will be joined by an orchestra made up of members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Credo alumni.
Your participation and generosity will help those in need this winter: people who are food insecure. During the concert a free-will offering will be collected with all proceeds benefiting the Harmony Food Pantry serving the North Lawndale community.
New this year: register online in advance and receive a free score rental! If you do not register in advance, scores will be available to rent for $5 at the door. Please use the form below to register (even if you have your own score - we'd love to know you're coming!):
Want to practice ahead of time?
Singers of all skill levels are more than welcome to join in singing the chorus parts for this Messiah Sing Along! If you would like to practice before the concert, we've included the links to youtube practice playlists for each voice part:
About our benefiting charity: Harmony Food Pantry
The Harmony Food Pantry is ministry of Harmony Community Church, a church located in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Ten years ago, the church's Pastor Emeritus James Brooks Sr. saw a man going through the church garbage cans looking for food. He knew then that Harmony needed to do something about the hunger problem in the community. Pastor Brooks worked with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to start a food pantry.
In Cook County, 1 out of 6 people is food insecure, but in North Lawndale the number of people who are food insecure jumps to 2 out of every 5 residents. The statistics hold true for Harmony’s membership as well.
The pantry distributes food every Wednesday.