Welcome

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2nd Annual Multi-Community Messiah sponsored by the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance and Saratoga Springs Arts Council.
Please take some time to read all of the details regarding rehearsals, performances, and auditions. Most of the answers to your questions can be found here.

If you are auditioning for a vocal solo or to play in the orchestra don't forget to sign up for an audition time!

Schedule a Vocal Solo Audition Time Schedule an Orchestra Audition Time

# Title Scoring Time
1

Overture

Orchestra

3:45

2

Comfort ye my people

Tenor (recit)

3:00

4

And the glory of the Lord

Chorus

2:46

8

Behold, a virgin shall conceive

Alto (recit)

0:23

9

O thou that tellest good tidings

Alto (aria) & Chorus

5:39

12

For unto us a child is born

Chorus

4:06

13

Pastoral Symphony

Orchestra

3:08

14a

There were shepherds abiding in the field

Soprano (recit)

1:54

14b

And lo, the angel of the Lord

Soprano (recit)

 

15

And the angel said unto them

Soprano (recit)

 
16

And suddenly there was with the angel

Soprano (recit)

 
17

Glory to God

Chorus

1:39

19

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened

Soprano (recit)

0:27

20

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd

Soprano (aria)

4:58

24

Surely He hath born our griefs 

Chorus

2:07

25

And with his stripes we are healed

Chorus

2:01

26

All we like sheep have gone astray

Chorus

4:30

29

Thy rebuke hath broken his heart

Tenor (recit)

1:52

30

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow

Tenor (aria)

1:23

45

I know that my Redeemer liveth

Soprano (aria)

5:11

46

Since by man came death

Chorus

1:50

47

Behold, I tell you a mystery

Bass (recit)

0:36

48

The trumpet shall sound

Bass (aria)

8:28

44

Hallelujah!

Chorus & Audience

3:43

Choruses are in bold.

66:09

Rehearsals (Choir 6-8pm and Orchestra 7-9pm unless otherwise noted)

Date Location
Sunday, October 7 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, October 14 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, October 28 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, November 4 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, November 11 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, November 18 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Sunday, November 25 No Rehearsal
Sunday, December 2 7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

What to Practice

Date Rehearsal Plan (all rehearsals 6-8 pm unless otherwise noted)
October 7

44, 25, 26

October 28

6:00-6:40 Sectionals: 24-26, 46
6:45-7:30 Rehearse: 17, 46
7:30-8:00 Review: 24-26

November 4

6:00-6:35 Sectionals: 4, 9 + trouble spots
6:35-7:30 Rehearse: 4, 9
7:30-8:00 Review: 17, 24-26, 46

November 11

6:00-6:30 Sectionals: 12 + trouble spots
6:30-7:00 Rehearse: 12, 44
7:00-8:00 Review: All 4, 9, 12, 17, 24-26, 46, 44 with Orchestra

November 18

Review and Rehearsal All
7:00-8:00 with Orchestra

November 25

No Rehearsal

December 2

Dress Rehearsal with Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra
6:00-9:00pm



 

What to Bring
- Music - Vocal Score (Novello or Schirmer Editions)
If you are buying a new score it is highly recommended that you purchase the Novello edition of the Messiah Vocal Score.  
If you already own a vocal score and it is a different edition it will work just fine.  
You can either purchase online [see links provided above] or you can check with Day Murray Music in Lehi or Best of Music in Orem.  

Call first to see if they have what you want.

- PENCIL
- Water

Performance Attire
- Women - blouse: (red, white, or black), black skirt (preferably floor length), black pantyhose, black closed-toe dress shoes, minimal jewelry
- Men - dress jacket and pants: (black, charcoal, or gray), white long sleeve shirt, tie: (black or red), black shoes and socks

What to Practice

Date Rehearsal Plan (all rehearsals 7-9pm unless otherwise noted)
October 7 44, 25, 26
October 28 TBD
November 4 TBD
November 11 TBD
November 18 Review and Rehearse All
November 25 No Rehearsal
December 2 Dress Rehearsal with Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra
6:00-9:00pm

What to Bring
- Music (Novello Edition of String Orchestra Part)
  Violin 1
  Violin 2
  Viola
  Cello
  Bass
  Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Timpani, Harpsichord (scores provided)
- Music Stand
- Instrument
- Pencil
- Water

Performance Attire

Coming soon...

Performances

Date Location
Monday, December 3 - 7pm Performance - Westlake High School
99 N 200 W
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Friday, December 7 - 7pm Performance - Frontier Middle School
1427 Mid Valley Road
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

When
Saturday, September 26, 12-4pm

Where
Kiowa Valley Building
7241 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

What
Be prepared to play the following selections:

Violins 
No. 6 - But Who May Abide The Day of His Coming (From D to E @130 bpm)
No. 9 - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (From beginning to A @180 bpm)

Violas
No. 6 - But Who May Abide The Day of His Coming (From D to E @130 bpm)
No. 11 - The People That Walked in Darkness (From beginning to B @ 74 bpm)

Cellos and Basses
No. 9 - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (From beginning to A @180 bpm)
No. 11 - The People That Walked in Darkness (From beginning to B @ 74 bpm)

Oboes
No. 12 - For Unto Us a Child Is Born (From the pickup of F to G @ 112 bpm)

Bassoons
No. 11 - The People That Walked in Darkness (From beginning to B @ 74 bpm)

Trumpets
No. 44 - Hallelujah (Play Trumpet 1 part From G to End @ 100 bpm)

Timpani
Contact Us

Details

You MUST sign up here for an audition slot.
Auditions will last 5 minutes

Important
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE AUDITION!!!  
Our primary goal in this process is for you to have a positive musical experience.
Remember the best way to become a better performer is to perform.  This is a non-threatening opportunity for you to practice performance!

Sign-up NOW!
You MUST schedule an audition time & you MUST signup (if you haven't done so previously) or login and edit your profile (for returning participants).

When
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9am - 12pm

Where
7775 N Woodhaven Blvd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

What
Be prepared to sing the following selections:

Soprano (Sing 14-16 & 19-20) 
No. 14 - There were shepherds abiding in the field
No. 15 - And the angel said unto them
No. 16 - And suddenly there was with the angel
No. 19 - Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
No. 20 - He shall feed His flock like a shepherd

Alto (Sing 8 & 9 OR 23) 
No. 8 - Behold, a virgin shall conceive
No. 9 - O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
No. 23 - He was despised 

Tenor (Sing 2 OR 3 OR 29-30)
No. 2 - Comfort ye my people
No. 3 - Every valley shall be exalted
No. 29 - Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
No. 30 - Behold, and see if there be any sorrow

Bass (Sing 5 OR 6 OR 47-48)
No. 5 - Thus saith the Lord
No. 6 - But who may abide the day of His coming?
No. 47 - Behold, I tell you a mystery
No. 48 - The trumpet shall sound

Details
You MUST sign-up here for an audition slot.
Auditions will last 5 minutes
Piano accompaniment will be provided for your audition
We will not necessarily select 1 soloist to sing all of the solo movements for their particular voice part
If you would like the opportunity to sing more than 1 solo movement for your part please let us know at the audition
We will audio record all auditions in order for to review the auditions over a 2-week period and make an equitable and informed decision

Important
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE AUDITION!!!  
Our primary goal in this process is for you as a soloist, singer, and musician, to have a positive musical experience.
Remember the best way to become a better performer is to perform.  This is a non-threatening opportunity for you to practice performance!

Information about volunteering will be available soon!