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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Come and Sing Messiah

'Come & Sing' Messiah, 29th November 2014 in our church.

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Who can take part?
Everyone who loves to sing. There are no auditions, and the cost of £10 for singers goes towards the fundraising for the Oxford Oratory Campaign, raising funds for the refurbishment of the church and provision of library and residential facilities for the parish and the Oratorian community

How can I get involved?
Come along and sing!
Bring £10 and your own score (Novello). Please let us know if you need help to obtain or borrow a score. A limited number of scores will be available for hire for £2 but will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

What is MESSIAH? and who else is involved?
Handel's Messiah is the first and enduring great English oratorio, telling and reflecting on the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Our soloists are Tara O'Connor, Soprano; David Pope, Counter-tenor; Clive Hope-Ross, Tenor; Henry Hawkesworth, Bass with Ian Miles, Musical Director and Tom Gregory-Smith, Leader.

How long does it take?
Registration will be from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m. with coffee, followed by a vocal warm-up, workshops and rehearsals. Soloists and orchestra will join us for the afternoon rehearsals, with an evening performance beginning at 8.00 p.m. to which you may invite all your friends and family (audience tickets are £10 available from the Porter's Lodge at the Oxford Oratory, or on the door on the night).

A light lunch will be provided in the Parish Centre for singers or you can choose to visit one of Oxford's many nearby eateries.

A more detailed timetable will follow in due course - check for updates here.

Please note that there is no parking available at St Aloysius, so we suggest you park at either Pear Tree or Water Eaton Park and Ride, and come into Oxford on the bus, alighting at St Giles Church.

Click here to register.