Lincoln Center welcomes Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Debra Hoskins


Lincoln Center welcomes Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris conductor

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – Hallelujah!  It’s time to join 3,000 people as they sing at the Messiah Sing-In at the Lincoln Center, New York City, on December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Kick off your holiday season with the Messiah Sing-In under the direction of National Chorale director, Everett McCorvey.  McCorvey will be joined by 17 well-known conductors from across the county and this year Sing-In welcomes one of the most famous choral directors in the world, Mr. Chalet.  Mr. Chalet is the choral director of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, where he is continuing to present concerts while the Cathedral, damaged by fire, is being rebuilt. Having Mr. Chalet and the other conductors will make this cherished tradition a special event for all who attend.

The devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in April this year resulted in global concern.  The damage done to this iconic site of Western religious and artistic life has had a major impact worldwide.  Everett McCorvey is honored to present Mr. Chalet to the Lincoln Center for this event.  Mr. Chalet has held his position of Chief Choirmaster of the Cathedral since 2014 and conducts in the most prestigious concert venues in France and throughout Europe.

Chalet and all guests, will find that the Messiah Sing-In is a New York tradition, having been conceived in 1967 as a way to celebrate choral singing on a community-wide basis.  Since that date it has grown into a national holiday offering.  It includes individuals who love to sing,  choral singers from churches, temple choirs, community choral organizations, high school, college and many vocal music lovers who want to spend this one special evening singing and being surrounded by thousands of voices, all singing Handel’s great choral masterpiece together.

Messiah had a humble beginning. In 1741, swimming in debt and out of favor as a composer, Handel accepted a commission for a benefit concert in Dublin, Ireland. On August 22, the 56-year-old sequestered himself in his London home and began to compose music to biblical texts heralding the life of Jesus Christ. In just 23 days he completed a 260-page oratorio he named Messiah. Now, this beautiful piece of music is performed around the world.

This 52nd season also offers the unique experience of having 12 members of each choir – whether a school, college, church, or friend group choir - taking a turn on the stage as a part of the performance. 

Join the Messiah Sing-In audience-chorus of almost 3,000 voices as the Lincoln Center continues its musical legacy with this 52nd presentation of Handel’s Messiah Sing-In on Friday,   December 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza,  New York.
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