Time for the Messiah!

This Christmas Season on December 21st, the Whispering River Orchestra and the Riversongs Festival Choir will be performing selections from Handel's Messiah; This year we perform at the Stockey Center!

Below you will find links to playlists with practice videos specific to each voice (SATB). These will assist with learning parts while still hearing how all four voices sound together.


Programme Order 2019

1. Overture

2. Comfort Ye (Recitative) TENOR

3. Every Valley (Aria) TENOR

4. And the Glory of the Lord shall be Revealed (Chorus)

5. Thus Saith the Lord (Recitative) BASS

6. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming (Aria) ALTO

7. And He Shall Purify (Chorus)

8. Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive (Recitative) ALTO

9. O Thou That Tallest Good Tidings to Zion (Aria and Chorus) ALTO

10. For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth (Recitative) BASS

11. The People that Walked in Darkness (Aria) BASS

12. For Unto Us A Child is Born (Chorus)

13. Pastoral Symphony ORCHESTRA

14. There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Recitative) SOPRANO

15. And the Angel Said Unto Them (Recitative) SOPRANO

16. And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Recitative)

17. Glory to God (Chorus)

18. Rejoice Greatly - (Aria) SOPRANO 

19. Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind Be Opened (Recitative) ALTO

20. He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Aria) ALTO/SOPRANO

21. His Yoke is easy (CHORUS)


22. (45) I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Aria) SOPRANO

23. (46) Since by man came death (Chorus)

24. (47) Behold I Tell You a Mystery (Recitative) BASS

25. (48) The Trumpet Shall Sound (Aria ) BASS

26. (49) Then shall be brought to pass ALTO

27. (50) O Death where is thy sting – duet

28. (51) But thanks – (Chorus)

29. (38) How beautiful are the feet (Aria) SOPRANO

30. (39) Their sound is gone out- CHORUS 

31. (40) Why do the nations - BASS

32. (41) Let us break their bonds- CHORUS 

34. (42) He That Dwelleth in Heaven (Recitative) TENOR

35. (43) Thou Shalt Break Them (Aria) TENOR

36. (44) Hallelujah Chorus (Please Join Us)