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Audience can participate in North Side "Messiah"

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By Bob Karlovits
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 8:53 p.m.

A 12-piece orchestra, choir and soloists will perform the ”Messiah” in the North Side Sunday, but the big stars will be the audience members participating in a sing-along.

George Frederic Handel's oratorio will be presented at Calvary United Methodist Church as part of a drive for Northside Commons Ministries Food Pantry. Calvary United Methodist on Beech Street is known for its Gothic design and stained-glass windows by Louis Tiffany.

The concert will feature the Calvary Festival Choir and soloists performing the work, but, for the second year, also will be open to audience participation.

Audience member also are urged to bring non-perishable items in one-pound sizes for the food bank.

Music begins at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 or $20 for ticket and score, and $5 for seniors and students. Details: 888-718-4253 or

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