Charity Messiah from Scratch - Mickleover, Derby

Come and Sing Messiah from Scratch - usher in the Season of Christmas and make a gift to the Kaoma Orphanage Appeal in Zambia and the Jeel al-Amal Boys’ Home in Israel.

Date: Sunday 21 December 2014

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9GE

Directed by: Richard Roddis

Schedule for choir members:

2.45 Registration

3.15-5.15 Rehearse

5.15 Refreshment break (hot drinks provided)

6.00-8.15 Performance, with short comfort break

8.15 Seasonal Refreshments

Music: Novello (Watkins Shaw) is the preferred edition; some copies are available for loan on the day only - £10 refundable deposit requied - and can be ordered on the application form on a first-come-first-served basis, but it would be advisable to obtain your own. Prout edition can also be used.

We shall perform: All of Part 1; the following choruses from Parts 2 & 3 (+ solo items): 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 44 (Hallelujah with audience participation!), 46 & 53

Dress for performance: Ladies please wear black long skirt or trousers, red, green or gold coloured blouse and optional black jacket or cardigan. Men please wear lounge suit with coloured tie. It will be warm in the church, but coats will need to be left in a secure place in the church hall 50 yards away, where changing facilities are available.

Soloists: Gillian von Fragstein soprano, Adele Adshead alto, James Gallimore tenor, Jeremy Leaman bass. Members of the Helix Ensemble will accompany.

Applications to Sing (see below) should be printed off, completed and sent (with donation) to:

Peter Galley

72 Vicarage Road

Mickleover

Derby DE3 0ED

Closing date for applications: 7 December

Any enquiries should be made to Peter Galley at

peter@pgalley.wanadoo.co.uk

Handel, composer of Messiah, conducted annual performances of     his great oratorio in aid of his favourite charity, The Foundling     Hospital, established in 1739 to care for abandoned children. Today,     many children in Africa, orphaned by AIDS, are cared for in similar     establishments. The Kaoma Orphanage in Zambia is home to over 100 babies     and young children, and is dependent on charitable donations to be    able  to continue this essential work.

Handel, composer of Messiah, conducted annual performances of his great oratorio in aid of his favourite charity, The Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 to care for abandoned children. Today, many children in Africa, orphaned by AIDS, are cared for in similar establishments. The Kaoma Orphanage in Zambia is home to over 100 babies and young children, and is dependent on charitable donations to be able to continue this essential work.