When the Sound Shore Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah Part 1 on December 20th at 4:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church of New Rochelle, Larchmonter Iris Freed will be a member of the alto section, as she has for the past 25 years. ” I love to sing and continue to learn great classical music by being a member of the Chorale,” she explained.
She is joined in the tenor section by another Larchmonter, Teri Schwartzman, who says “singing with the Chorale for the past twenty years has been a very enriching part of my life.”
This is the 5th Annual Messiah Sing and Play Along being brought to the Westchester County area by the Sound Shore Chorale singers. It will be presented at the historic Presbyterian Church of New Rochelle at 50 Pintard Avenue.
The Chorale is inviting the public to listen to this great classical work of music. There is also a call for musicians – both amateur and professional – to join with the Chorale. Anyone interested, please call 914 636-1583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for musical score availability.
The Sing-Along will have soloists in attendance. Part One of the Messiah is also called the Christmas Oratorio, an appropriate selection for the days before Christmas.
There is no charge, the concert is free. The Sound Shore Chorale has been performing classical choral works throughout lower Westchester for the past 30 years with the aim of bringing fine classical music to all who have a desire to hear it.
In addition to Ms. Freed and Ms. Schwartzman, the Chorale has a number of long-term members from the Larchmont-Mamaroneck area and is looking forward to having many more local singers join the group for this event and the annual Spring Concert in June.
The artistic director of the Chorale is Richard Slade. A New Rochelle resident, he is a singer, teacher, and conductor who tours the USA with America’s pre-eminent vocal ensemble, The Western Wind, and has sung with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, New York City Opera, and New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Mr. Slade also directs choirs at Sutton Place Synagogue in New York City and First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson.