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Vocal Arts

Handel’s Messiah (II and III)

This page contains resources for choir members preparing for UALR’s Spring 2012 performance of Messiah by George Frideric Handel. We are preparing Parts II and III.  Below you will find links to our rehearsal notes for the semester, as well as to free audio files that you can use to practice your part between rehearsals. 

Performance week rehearsal schedule and performance night instructions

When and where are rehearsals are next week?  What should you wear on performance night?  Where should you park?  When are we sitting and standing during the concert?  These questions and more are answered in the documents below!  Download the info in Word or PDF format — then print it, read it, and carry it in your score all this week.

Concert Publicity Materials

A letter-sized version of our concert poster is available below; please feel free to print and post this wherever you like or email it to friends. (Please note that the file size is over 5 MB; it may take several seconds to download.)  In addition, you’ll find Word and PDF versions of the church newsletter version of our press release, which you may share with any local churches that might be interested.  Finally, we’ve included image files for both the poster and the lion/lamb graphic at the center of the poster that you can use on Facebook.

 

2012 Messiah concert poster image  Lion/lamb stained glass image 

Click thumbnails to access full-sized poster images.

Rehearsal Notes

Mar. 15 and Mar. 26 - 30:  New notes for all movements except (44) Hallelujah!

Feb. 16, Mar. 1, and Mar. 8: (22) Behold the Lamb of God; (24) Surely He hath borne our griefs; (25) And with His stripes we are healed; (26) All we like sheep have gone astray; (28) He trusted in God that he would deliver him; (33) Lift up your heads, O ye gates; (37) The Lord gave the word; (39) Their sound is gone out into all lands; (53) Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

Feb. 2 and Feb. 9: (22) Behold the Lamb of God; (24) Surely He hath borne our griefs; (25) And with His stripes we are healed; (26) All we like sheep have gone astray; (28) He trusted in God that he would deliver him; (33) Lift up your heads, O ye gates; (37) The Lord gave the word; (46) Since by man came death; (53) Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

January 26: (26) All we like sheep have gone astray; (28) He trusted in God that he would deliver him; (33) Lift up your heads, O ye gates; (39) Their sound is gone out into all lands

January 19: (22) Behold the Lamb of God; (24) Surely He hath borne our griefs; (25) And with His stripes we are healed; (26) All we like sheep have gone astray

CyberBass midi audio files

http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/Handel_Messiah.htm — This link takes you to a website with additional links you can click to hear the notes for your part. Using the controls on the player, you can slow the audio to as much as 50% of performance speed so that you can more accurately hear each individual note. The CyberBass site contains instructions for how to operate the player. We have also provided some advice for how to use these audio files as a study tool elsewhere on this site: http://ualr.edu/music/voice/index.php/home/ensembles/community-chorus/using-cyberbass-midis-to-learn-your-part/.

Updated 1.19.2012
Updated 9.6.2012