Messiah From Scratch 2019

Now in its 41st year, with some musicians participating since conception, Messiah from Scratch brings orchestral musicians and singers of all ages together to support Feed Nova Scotia and the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah music scores are provided for a quick, one-hour rehearsal and then performed for the public, from scratch.

December 27th, 2019
Faith Tabernacle Church

1:00pm Rehearsal
3:15pm Performance

$10 Participation Fee
$10 deposit on vocal scores (refunded upon return of score)

Here is the program for this year:

No. Title Type Soloist
First Half (48 min)
1 Sinfonia Orchestra
2 Comfort ye Recitative Tenor
3 Every valley Aria Tenor
4 And the glory Chorus
8 Behold Recitative Contralto
9 O Thou Aria & Chorus Contralto
10 For Behold Recitative Bass
11 The people Aria Bass
12 For unto Chorus
13 Pastoral Symphony Orchestra
14 There were shepherds Recitative Soprano
15 And the angels Recitative Soprano
16 And suddenly Recitative Soprano
17 Glory to God Chorus
18 Rejoice greatly Aria Soprano
19 Then shade the eyes Recitative Contralto
20 He shall feed Aria Contralto (w/soprano at end)
No. Title Type Soloist
Second Half (41 min)
22 Behold the lamb Chorus
24 Surely he hath Chorus
33 Lift up your Chorus
37 The lord Chorus
40 Why do the Aria Bass
41 Let us break Chorus
44 Hallelujah Chorus
45 I know that Aria Soprano
46 Since by man Chorus
47 Behold Recitative Bass
48 The trumpet Aria Bass
53 Worthy is the lamb Chorus

If you are practicing using the available parts on IMSLP, please ensure you use the following as it is closest to the edition we will be using!

Based on the Chrysander edition of Handel’s works

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!