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Special Lenten Service

The Warren Civic Chorus will be joining the Stambaugh Chorus for a special sing-along Lenten performance of Handel's "Messiah" at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren, located at 227 Atlantic St NE. The general public is welcome to attend and join the joint chorus in their vocal presentation.

Members of the Warren Civic Chorus are invited to participate, but are expected to attend ALL rehearsals. Schedule:
Rehearsals: Mon, 3/5; Mon, 3/12; Fri, 3/16, 7:00--9:30 pm
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, 3/18, 1:30-3:30 pm
Concert: Sunday, 3/18, 4:00 pm

The Warren Civic Chorus will resume their two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" in December, with rehearsals starting in October. Anyone intersted in particpating in the Chorus can click here for more information or show up at our first rehearsal.


Sunday, December 2, 2018
4:00pm and 7:00pm
Blessed Sacrament Church
3020 Reeves Road N.E.
Warren, Ohio 44483

Nearly 100 voices strong, accompanied by members of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, and solos by local music professionals, this is a delightful beginning to the holiday season. We welcome you to join us for one of our inspirational performances. For event details and directions, go to the Schedule page.

"Messiah," George Frideric Handel's most successful and best-known oratorio, was composed in twenty-four days, from August 22-September 14, 1741. It was first performed at a concert given for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, with Handel conducting the performance in person. As the centuries have passed, a considerable number of vocal scores have been made after Handel's initial work. However, the present edition follows Handel's original score, with slight deviations that have been inserted and become traditional authority.

Some of us remember when it was first performed by the Warren Civic Chorus, or when and where we first heard this magnificent work. We hope to maintain this traditional event with the support of members of the community.
You may well ask, "What may I do to make this a success?" We appreciate your support through:

  1. Your voice - please join us in performing this popular choral ensemble
  2. Your financial assistance - your contributions help sustain these holiday performances
  3. Your attendance - we hope you attend and enjoy the Warren Civic Chorus performances of Handel's "Messiah"