Sing-It-Yourself “Messiah” Back For The Holidays

November 17, 2010, 8:39 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 4:01 PM
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By Katie McMillan

You are invited to take part in The Maui Choral Arts Association’s 10th anniversary presentation of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 28, 3 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Monarchy Ballroom.

The event will feature a chamber orchestra of 16 instrumentalists and the entire audience as the chorus, with soloists Leighanna Locke, Karyn Sarring, and Robert E. Wills singing the arias.

The first half is Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah and the second half features familiar Christmas carols for audience singing, plus a guest appearance by 72 singers from the Lahaina Intermediate School choirs under the direction of Beth Fobbe-Wills.


The Maui Concert Chorus and University of Hawaii-Maui College Chorus will perform a fun doo-wop arrangement of “White Christmas.”


If you are interested in taking part in the annual community celebration, the Maui Concert Chorus will host an open rehearsal at Iao Congregational Church, 2371 West Vineyard Street, Wailuku on Tuesday, November 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m., for those who want to get a head start with the music. A $10 donation is requested and $15 advance tickets will be available.

Advance tickets: $15 for adults, $7.50 for youth (18 and under) and students with ID, available until Nov. 27 at, by calling 800-838-3006, and at Lahaina Music and Topaz Goldsmith in Kihei’s Dolphin Plaza.

Tickets at the door: $20 adult, $10 youth/students, and will be available at the Hyatt’s Monarchy Ballroom at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 28.


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