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SSO Chorus

Bethel Congregational Church Sanctuary, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762

"Almost Annual" Messiah (2020 performance was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Tickets are available!

Premium tix include preferred seating and special treats for you, as well as 6 door prize tickets!

General admission tix include 6 door prize tickets

You may also purchase "Gift for Whoever Needs" tix (general admission). These will be available at the door for the folks who need them.

Door Prize tickets may also be purchased at the concert for $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10.

We use the Watkins Shaw Edition of Messiah - published by Novello.

If you wish to purchase a copy - here is a link to Amazon's listing:


If you wish, you may use this pdf file of chorus music. Note - this file was created for the 2019 performance, and has some pages at the beginning with info specific to our 2019 performance schedule. If you are joining us for 2021, be aware that the performance will be on Sunday Dec 12th at 4pm. 3:30pm call time to be at the venue, ready to sing!. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, beginning November 9. Dress rehearsal Sat Dec 11, 9:30am - 12pm. Additional rehearsal with orchestra Sat Dec 4, 9:30am - 12 noon. :

PDF Music Messiah (Choruses for this 2019 performance) CLICK HERE


We will be performing the following choruses:

#4. And the Glory

#7. And He Shall Purify

#9. And Thou That Tellest

#12. For Unto Us

#17. Glory to God

#21. His Yoke is Easy;

#44. Hallelujah

#53 Worthy is the Lamb (with the Amen)



Rehearsal Aids:

We Highly Recommend this site to get complete recordings of your voice parts, with a real singer. They also include tracks with just your notes being emphasized (played by an instrument), as well as recorded full performance tracks. In addition, they have sheet music with just your part and you can follow along...

There is a streaming/download option which is very reasonably priced - or you can get actual CDs and sheet music sets.


Provided below are choraline video rehearsal demos with real singers (from YouTube) of the first 5 choruses for each part, as offered by Choraline. Included are

#4, And the Glory

#7. And He Shall Purify

#9, And Thou That Tellest

#12, For Unto Us

#17 Glory to God

In addition, we will be singing # 21, His Yoke is Easy; #44, Hallelujah; and #53 Worthy is the Lamb (with Amen).



















Complete performance - Sir Colin Davis




Here are some time links for the above video

Part I:

3:44 - Overture

7:36 - Comfort Ye My People

10:40 - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted

14:14 - And The Glory Of The Lord Shall Be Revealed

17:02 - Thus Saith The Lord Of Hosts

18:33 - But Who May Abide The Day of His Coming

22:51 - And He Shall Purify

25:13 - Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive

25:38 - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion

31:20 - For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth

36:56 - For Unto Us A Child Is Born

41:04 - Pastoral Symphony

44:15 - There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field

45:51 - Glory To God In The Highest

47:52 - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion

52:30 - Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind Be Open'd

53:00 - He Shall Feed His Flock/Come unto Me

58:00 - His Yoke Is Easy, His Burden Is Light

Part II:

1:01:36 - Behold The Lamb Of God

1:05:05 - He Was Despised

1:15:05 - Surely He Hath Born Our Griefs

1:17:30 - And With His Stripes We Are Healed

1:20:03 - All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray

1:24:10 - All They That See Him

1:25:00 - He Trusted In God

1:27:27 - Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart

1:29:55 - Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow

1:31:23 - He Was Cut Off Out Of By The Land Of The Living

1:31:44 - But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul

1:34:15 - Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates

1:37:34 - Unto Which Of The Angels

1:37:49 - Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him

1:39:15 - Thou Art Gone Up On High

1:42:38 - The Lord Gave The Word

1:43:48 - How Beautiful Are The Feet

1:46:14 - Their Sound Is Gone Out

1:47:50 - Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage

1:50:33 - Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder

1:52:17 - He That Dwelleth In Heaven

1:52:33 - Thou Shalt Break Them

1:54:39 - Hallelujah Part III:

2:02:20 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

2:08:12 - Since By Man Came Death

2:10:33 - Behold, I Tell You A Mystery

2:11:12 - The Trumpet Shall Sound

2:20:07 - Then Shall Be Brought To Pass

2:20:25 - O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

2:21:34 - But Thanks Be To God

2:23:42 - If God Be For Us

2:28:33 - Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain

2:32:09 - Amen