The North Texas Concert Chorale will be presenting the third annual Texoma Messiah Sing-Along at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19. The community "sing it yourself" performance will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sherman and is free and open to the public. For anyone wishing to prepare in advance, there will be a run-through rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the church.

The North Texas Concert Chorale will be presenting the third annual Texoma Messiah Sing-Along at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19. The community "sing it yourself" performance will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sherman and is free and open to the public. For anyone wishing to prepare in advance, there will be a run-through rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the church.


The sing-along includes a performance of Handel’s Messiah, including the Christmas portion and the Hallelujah Chorus. Featured soloists will be Amye Derix, Julie Crannell, Wayne Crannell and Jeremy Blackwood. There will be a full orchestra organized by Fred Freeman and the community chorus.


While the performance is free, donations will be accepted to benefit Grand Central Station, the Dining Car soup kitchen in Sherman. The non-profit site is currently providing free meals to 100 to 120 people each day.


For more information and/or downloadable sheet music and rehearsal clips, go to www.ntccsings.org/messiah or call 972-302-9184. The North Texas Concert Chorale is a member organization of the Sherman Council for the Arts &Humanities, Inc.