‘Messiah and Carol Sing-along’ set for Middleborough

pilgrim-festival-chorus-christmas-by-denise-maccaferri-1MIDDLEBORO — Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents its seventh annual “Messiah and Carol Sing-along” on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm. This year the sing takes place at First Congregational Church, 6 Plympton Street, Middleborough.

PFC director William B. Richter leads the audience in both carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, concluding with the “Hallelujah Chorus”. Solos selected from Part I, the Christmas portion, will be sung by featured local vocalists. Organ accompaniment on the church’s 1887 S. S. Hamill pipe organ will be performed by PFC accompanist/assistant director, Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, music director at the church.

In Messiah Sings, popular throughout the area for more than 40 years, the audience can either sing or listen. For many folks, there’s no better way to start off the Christmas season.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and youth ages 12 and up, available at the door. For children under the age of 12 there is no charge. Scores are available to borrow on site, or attendees are welcome to bring their own. Funds raised from this event support the PFC’s yearly operating expenses. For more information, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about PFC, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.