December 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, tune up those singing voices , join the Pro Arte Chorale for our Annual Messiah Sing along on Monday December 11, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission is $10, we will have scores available for those who do not have one. Refreshments following. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ No reservations required.

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.