Messiah Community Sing-Along

Food Drive & Freewill Offering to Food Bank of Lincoln

Sun | Nov 26 | 4:00 PM ~ First-Plymouth Church

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As Thanksgiving weekend ends and the holiday season begins, raise your “Hallelujahs” with a community-wide sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s timeless and treasured masterpiece, Messiah.

Abendmusik has partnered with the Food Bank of Lincoln who will be present to collect food and monetary donations to promote and share in their vision of nourishing our communities to end hunger. 

Messiah Community Sing-Along FAQs

Do I need a ticket?  No ticket required!  Instead of a price for admission, food or monetary donations to Food Bank of Lincoln are encouraged! This event is FREE and open to all.

What time should I come?  Doors will open at 3:00 PM. 

Are we singing the entire Messiah?  We will be singing Part One (the Christmas section) of the Messiah plus the "Hallelujah" Chorus.

Is there a rehearsal?  There is NO rehearsal. It may be helpful to listen to a recording of the choral movements or to plan a rehearsal with some friends!

Are the musical scores provided?  Scores will NOT be provided.  Please bring music if you have it; any edition of Messiah will work! If you do not have a Messiah score of your own, consider asking to borrow a copy from your church.  As another option, you may purchase a score at the door.  Dietze Music will be selling scores for $10 beginning at 3:00 p.m. on concert day.

What should I wear?  There is no dress code. Be comfortable!

If I don't want to sing, may I attend to listen to the music?  While we encourage everyone to participate, no one is required to sing.  You may choose to sit within one of the sections to feel a part of the chorus, or you may sit in the balcony to take it all in!

What items are most needed to donate to the Food Bank?

Food: Tuna or canned chicken;  Canned foods with pop-top lids (soup, stew, chili);  Canned fruits in its own juice or water;  Low-sodium canned vegetables;  Peanut butter;  Macaroni & cheese and other boxed dinners;  Brown rice and long-grain white rice (not instant rice, please);  100% fruit juices

Other: Bath tissue;  Shampoo;  Toothpaste;  Soap;  Diapers and wipes;  Personal hygiene products


Food Drive & Freewill Offering to Food Bank of Lincoln