Monday, December 5, 2011

Hundreds join in 'Hallelujah' chorus in Nyack

From Nyak NY-

For 42 years, professional soloists at Grace Episcopal Church have sung the arias to Handel's classic "Messiah" while audience members have sung the choruses — including the rousing "Hallelujah."

Sunday's "Messiah" sing was no exception, with several hundred people packing the pews at the First Avenue Church for the annual concert. The event is part of the church's GraceMusic program, which holds year-round performances.

"This is do it yourself," said Robert L. Barrows, the music director for the church and GraceMusic, minutes before the concert began. "Instead of going to a concert, you get to be part of the musical apparatus."

Barrows, who is also the church's organist and choirmaster, added emphatically, "There is nothing like standing up yourself and joining and singing the 'Hallelujah' chorus."

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