‘Messiah’ voices sought

The Minot Heritage Singers and Voices of Note invite all singers, high school age and older, to join them in singing the “Christmas” portion of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the Minot State University campus. This year, the annual community performance of Handel’s famous masterpiece will join the yearlong celebration of MSU’s 100th anniversary. The mass choir and performance will be conducted by Kenneth Bowles and accompanied by a combined MSU and community orchestra.

The invitation is open to all area singers. Participants will be expected to attend at least two of the three rehearsals scheduled for Nov. 17 and 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and the dress rehearsal prior to the concert on Dec. 1. Rehearsals will take place at Minot State University, Old Main, Room 121.

Free parking is available on each weekend. Singers may choose to participate by calling Bowles at 858-3190 or by showing up at the first rehearsal. No reservation is needed. For more information, call the MSU Division of Music at 858-3185 or visit the Heritage Singers website at

( Musical scores will be available for purchase if they are needed, but singers are also encouraged to bring their own.

Proceeds from the Messiah performance will go to the Joe Hegstad and John Strohm memorial scholarship funds. The concert will be taped and locally televised over the holiday season.