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Orchestra holds sing-along concert

Whidbey Island’s Saratoga Chamber Orchestra invites everyone for a community sing-along of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

The Trinity Lutheran Church Choir will join in.

Audience members will be invited to sit in designated sections arranged by voice range and participate in singing the chorus sections.

“Enthusiastic listeners are needed as well,” said SCO executive director Larry Heidel in a press release. “It’s the spirit of the work that counts.”

Those who have their own vocal scores of “Messiah” are encouraged to bring them. Some scores will be available for rental at the performance and anyone wishing to purchase a score in advance may contact Joe’s Island Music in Langley.

Heidel said that the sing -along is another attempt by the orchestra to bring a sense of community to the island.

“It’s especially true during this season,” he said. “We don’t know of a better way to begin the holidays than with this timeless piece.”

Donations and the SCO Season Flex Pass ticket will be accepted at the door.

Visit for a sing-along guide.


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