Staff Report

Does the holiday season give you an uncontrollable desire to burst into a song of joy? Would you love to sing one of the most uplifting, touching and magnificent pieces of music ever composed?    Join the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale for a sing-along of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece Messiah on December 15 at 7 p.m. in St. Mark’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos.

The Chorale will provide the conductor, organist and music scores if you’ll warm up your vocal chords, don your holiday sweater and come ready to sing and rejoice with family, friends, neighbors, people you have yet to meet, and the Chorale. Children are welcome. If you have your own copy of the score, feel free to bring it.

We’ll be singing the “Christmas”portion (Part I) and concluding with “Hallelujah” (chorus) from Part II as the finale.The piece is written for soprano, alto, tenor and bass and you can sing which ever part you wish. If you don’t know the music, someone next to you will!

The sing-along is free. A suggested donation of $20 would also be welcome.