Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Celebrate! – Messiah and Carol Sing-along

McGRATHPR.com – Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents its tenth annual Celebrate! – Messiah and Carol Sing-along on Friday, December 17, at 7:30 pm, at First Congregational Church, 6 Plympton Street, Middleborough.

William B. Richter, one of PFC’s Artistic Directors, leads the audience in carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, the Christmas portion, concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, PFC Artistic Director and the church’s organist, accompanies the Sing on the church’s 1887 S. S. Hamill pipe organ, along with guest instrumentalists. Soloists will be drawn from talented PFC singers.

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

PFC takes the safety of its members and audience seriously. This season, the singers have committed to being fully vaccinated and are wearing masks for rehearsals and performances. We expect audience members to be vaccinated, wear masks while in attendance, and to keep socially distanced as possible.

Tickets for Celebrate! – Messiah and Carol Sing-along are $10 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 PFC’s yearly operating expenses. For more information, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook. 

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

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. 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. PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners. For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

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