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Info for the December Messiah concerts at the West Point Cadet Chapel and in Monticello

WVC members have two opportunities to sing Handel's Messiah in December.  

On Saturday, Dec. 7th, sing Messiah in Monticello, NY:

On Sunday, Dec. 8th, WVC members can return to the West Point Cadet Chapel to sing in their annual Messiah concert:
Members of the WVC have again been invited to participate in the annual Messiah Concert at the West Point Cadet Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.  This is always a popular activity for WVC members.  Singers from choruses all around the area join to form a choir of over 100 and sing out this traditional Christmas favorite. The concert, which will cover Part I of the oratorio plus the Hallelujah Chorus, begins at 3:30 pm and is free to the public.  The concert "will proceed in any kind of weather – rain, snow, ice or shine!"  You will have to bring your own copy of the score.

==> New!!  From Craig Williams, the Cadet Chapel Organist and organizer/conductor of West Point's annual Messiah concerts, as of Wednesday afternoon, December 4th:  "I just found out the good news that Handel's Messiah has been designated as a Special Event - meaning that between 1:30 and 5:30 on Sunday, everyone identifying themselves as attending or being involved with the Messiah concert are free to enter post with just their regular ID's."

(More current info on this concert will be posted here when available.)

The chorus call (the time to be in place in the choir section of the chapel) is typically 2:15 pm in order to have a quick rehearsal prior to the performance.  [Note, your webmeister highly recommends that you plan on arriving at the Cadet Chapel before 1:30 pm in order to secure a good seat in the choir section (first come, first chair) and to have a hope of finding a parking spot.  You can relax and listen to the soloists and orchestra rehearse their parts.]  

Dress will be black and white (or dark and light) – dark skirts and light blouses for women; and dark suits (or sports jackets) with white shirts and dark ties for men.

Click here for a map to the West Point Cadet Chapel.  Consider entering the academy grounds either at the Stony Gate (Stony Lonesome Rd. at Route 9W) or the Thayer Gate (near The Thayer Hotel at the north end of village of Highland Falls).  At the gates tell the guards that you will be going to the Cadet Chapel to sing in the Messiah concert.

WV Chorale,
Oct 31, 2019, 9:59 AM
WV Chorale,
Oct 31, 2019, 10:06 AM