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Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah is an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to join forces with an audience-based chorus of thousands to perform Handel's masterpiece.

Do-It-Yourself Messiah

When: Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 2 pm.

Where: Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago - 55 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Cost: Free with ticket. Ticket reservations open November 15, 2022.

Get carried away with the emotion of the holiday season with the Do-it-yourself Messiah. This unique musical experience gives you a chance to sing along to George Frideric Handel's masterpiece, Messiah.

The performance is led by a professional conductor and full orchestra. It also features celebrated soloists. As a member of the audience, you become part of the chorus, singing along with this time honored Chicago tradition. The Do-It-Yourself-Messiah has been a Chicago holiday tradition since 1976.

The Do-It-Yourself Messiah has become a holiday tradition for me and my family. Singing Handel's masterpiece with other like-minded singers is uplifting and gets everyone into the Christmas spirit.

- Philip Nussbaum, Participant and Supporter

Thank you to our supporters

Do-It-Yourself Messiah is made possible through the generosity of the Philip and Judy Nussbaum Family Trust, Chicago Sunday Evening Club, National Endowment for the Arts and contributions from individual donors.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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