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Beethoven 9 - Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Ontario High School, 901 W Francis St, Ontario CA 91762

Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Music Director and Conductor

Beethoven's Spectacular Symphony No. 9 - Choral This concert will be presented at the beautiful Ontario High School Auditorium, located at 901 W Francis St in Ontario CA Sunday May 31 at 4pm Featuring the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with fantastic soloists! Grammy winner Patrick Blackwell, bass is featured in this performance, as well as tenor Steve Grabe and alto Debbie Dey. Our soprano soloist will be announced soon!

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:

PDF Music Messiah (Choruses for this 2019 performance only) 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