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

3

Every valley shall be exalted

Tenor (aria)

3:34

4

And the glory of the Lord

Chorus

2:46

5

Thus saith the Lord

Bass (recit)

1:30

6

But who may abide the day of his coming?

Bass (aria)

4:16

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

14

There were shepherds abiding in the field

Soprano (recit)

1:54

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

18

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (12/8 Version)

Soprano (aria)

4:39

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

38

How beautiful are the feet (Version II)

Alto (aria)

2:30

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 and Orchestra 6-8 pm unless noted)

Date Location Chorus Rehearsal Plan Orchestra Rehearsal Plan
Sunday, October 23 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
44, 46, 24 1-6, 8, 9
Sunday, October 30 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
4, (46, 24) 12-18
Sunday, November 6 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
9, 12, (46, 24, 4) 19, 20, 24, 38, 45
Sunday, November 13 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
17, 44, (review all) 46-48, 44
Sunday, November 20 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
clean and review clean and review
Sunday, November 27 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
clean and review clean and review
Sunday, December 4 Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

​Final Rehearsal (6-9 pm)

 

What to Practice

Date Rehearsal Plan (all rehearsals 6-8 pm unless noted)
October 23 44, 46, 24
October 30 4 (review: 46, 24)
November 6 9, 12 (review: 46, 24, 4)
November 13 17, 44 (review: all choruses with orchestra)
November 20 clean and review all choruses
November 27 clean and review all choruses
December 4 Full Run Through with Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra (6-9 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dress

​- 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 6-8 pm unless noted)
October 23 1-6, 8, 9
October 30 12-18
November 6 19, 20, 24, 28, 45
November 13 46-48, 44
November 20 clean and review
November 27 clean and review
December 4 Full Run Through with Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra (6-9 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Performances

Date Location
Monday, December 5 - 7pm Performance - Westlake High School
99 N 200 W
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Friday, December 9 - 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 sign-up here for an audition slot

When
Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where
Kiowa Valley Building
7288 N Ute Dr
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

What
Be prepared to sing the following selections:

Soprano (Sing 15-16 & 18 OR 20 OR 45) 
No. 15 - And the angel said unto them
No. 16 - And suddenly there was with the angel
No. 18 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
No. 20 - He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
No. 45 - I know that my redeemer liveth

Alto (Sing 8 & 9 OR 38 Version II) 
No. 8 - Behold, a virgin shall conceive
No. 9 - O thou that tallest good tidings to Zion
No. 38 (Version II) - How beautiful are the feet

Tenor (Sing 2 OR 3)
No. 2 - Comfort ye my people
No. 3 - Every valley shall be exalted

Bass (Sing 5 OR 6 OR 48)
No. 5 - Thus saith the Lord
No. 6 - But who may abide the day of His coming?
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!