The 10th annual FREE Christmas "Sing-Along Messiah" concert happens Sunday, Dec. 9, starting 4 p.m. at Bethany.
Everyone is invited to sing under the direction of conductors from area churches. Participants are encouraged to bring their own musical scores; a limited quantity of Messiah scores will be available for purchase (just $10) at the door. Listeners are welcome.
There is no charge to participate as a singer or audience member, and free refreshments will be served following the concert. A goodwill offering will be taken midway through the concert to benefit the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Food Closet, which is struggling to provide emergency supplies of groceries to thousands of in-need area residents this holiday season.
A special feature sets this event apart from other Messiah Sing events: everyone gets to sing the solos. The Sing-Along Messiah is sponsored by volunteers of Bethany, which houses the SSIP Food Closet.
Ample free parking is available. Donations of canned or packaged goods for the local food closet will be gratefully accepted at the door.