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Handel's "Messiah"

Make A Joyful Noise!
An alabaster angel with her wings spread out, hair flowing, and hands folded in prayer.

The ECOC performs Handel’s Messiah every 2-3 years.  Usually, we perform it at Christmas time, but occasionally it’s performed at Easter.  For our past couple of performances, The Kemmerer Community Choir has joined us.  In those years, we performed in both Kemmerer and Evanston those years.

While we do not perform Handel’s Messiah in it’s entirety, our Music Director develops a concert that includes traditional favorites along with lesser-known songs, recits, & arias.  This provides the thematic arc of Handel’s Messiah without the need for a lengthy concert.

If you’re interested in participating in this year’s “A Very Merry Messiah”, please see the information below.

Visit our Photo GalleryVideo, & Past Performance pages for highlights of our past Messiah performances.

Perform With Us

Join the Evanston Civic Orchestra in performing Handel’s Messiah.  The Orchestra is open to adults and high school-age youth.  Middle school-age youth will be considered with an audition or teacher recommendation. 

For all instruments besides strings, spots are limited.

Members of the Brass Section of the Evanston Civic Orchestra

Auditions are not required to participate in the Chorus; just sign up at the first rehearsal. 

Soloists, however, are selected by audition.  Find out more at Soloist Auditions.

And we’re always looking for a “few good men” to join us!