Messiah Choir Resources

Concert Information

We will be performing the “Christmas” portion of Messiah. This is a sing-along concert. The audience will be invited to sing-along on all choruses. Also, the concert is billed as a “family-friendly concert.” Each child under 12 will receive a kid’s activity pack. We offer this concert simply in support of outreach ministries on Pittsburgh's Northside. This year as in years past, we are asking audience members to bring non-perishable food items and extra shopping tote bags for Northside Common Ministries Food Pantry. Also, tickets will be given to neighborhood schools, smaller churches, and groups such as Tickets for Kids.

The Messiah Choir

A score will be provided for you. We are using the Watkins Shaw/Novello score. If you would like to keep your score at the commencement of the concert, singers may purchase their score for $12. Rehearsal CDs may be made upon request if you don’t have internet access; otherwise, all parts can be downloaded at for each voice part. You can also refer to the below list of YouTube links for each voice part for all of the choruses.

Rehearsal Schedule

Due to the change of weekly rehearsal day from Tuesday to Thursday, we are planning on having additional rehearsals for those of you that are unable to make it Thursdays – possibly a couple Monday evenings. But this will be finalized at a later date.

Weekly Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, beginning October 6, from 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Parking: Street parking and parking lot off Allegheny Ave across from the Presbytery.
Two Mandatory Rehearsals: (1) Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:00pm (MESSIAH CHOIR ONLY, choir run-through) AND (2) Friday, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm (ALL CALLED, complete run-through, seating assigned)

Key Contacts

Conductor/Music Director

Brian Burns



Karen Ferguson


Calvary UMC Church Office

Jaime Hartz



We ask that all performers park in the Behan Street lot. Learn More

YouTube Links for Chorus Voice Parts

And the Glory of the Lord

And He Shall Purify

Oh Thou That Tellest

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Glory to God