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Messiah, Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA


with the SSO Chorus and Soloists

at Bethel Congregational Church UCC

536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762


Messiah Tickets (December 8, 2019 at 4pm)

Note - we do not mail tickets, except by special request. All your tickets will be at the door, waiting for you! (Just be sure to enter the name of the person picking them up!)


General Admission Messiah Donation Tix "General Admission" includes 6 doorprize tickets, and general seating.


How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed) 1 ticket $5.00 USD 2 tickets $10.00 USD 3 tickets $15.00 USD 4 tickets $20.00 USD 5 tickets $25.00 USD Name (to hold tix for you)


Premium Messiah Tix  - "Premium" tickets for this event include reserved seating, special treat bags, 6 door-prize tickets.

How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed) 1 ticket $20.00 USD 2 tickets $40.00 USD 3 tickets $60.00 USD 4 tickets $80.00 USD 5 tickets $100.00 USD Name (to hold tix for you)

Spring Concert - "Beauty and Power"

Spring Concert - "Beauty and Power", Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA

Sunday March 31, 2019 4 pm "Beauty and Power"

SSO Symphony and Chorus Faure "Requiem" - Complete plus these selections from the Brahms "Requiem": "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" from Mendelssohn's "Elijah": "Lift Thine Eyes" and "He Watching Over Israel" Faure: "Cantique de Jean Racine"


Bread On The Waters

Bread on the Waters, First UMC 262 N Euclid Ave, Upland, CA

Bread On The Waters is set for Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 3:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Upland. 

"Feeding Hope Through Song"

Participating singers, choirs, churches and ensembles will come from Upland, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont and Pomona (so far).  Bread On The Waters is an annual an event that is meant to let us sing in support of the work against local hunger, especially that of the Inland Valley Hope Partners.


SSO Chorus members will be there as part of an ad-hoc chorus, including members of the SSO Chorus, the Claremont Chorale, Mountainside Chorale, and the many other groups participating in this important event.


This year's ad-hoc chorus selections  are planned to include Brahms "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place", from the Requiem, and 3 Spirituals: "Soon Ah Will Be Done", "The Battle of Jericho", and "In Dat Great Gettin' Up Mornin' "

Free - donations will be accepted

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