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The International Music Foundation’s 43rd Annual Do-It-Yourself ​​Messiah​​ Presented By Wintrust
  • A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, The Do-It-Yourself Messiah has become a highly anticipated event that brings family, friends, and strangers together to celebrate the season.

    Led by world-renowned Maestro Stanley Sperber, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together an all-volunteer orchestra of professional and amateur musicians, several highly regarded professional local soloists and encourages you, the audience, to participate in the role of the chorus in a performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.

    Artists scheduled to perform:
    Michelle Areyzaga (soprano)
    Ryan Belongie (countertenor)
    Josh Lovell (tenor)
    Darren K. Stokes (bass baritone)
    Aaron Krister Johnson (organist)
    David Schrader (harpsichordist)
    Paul Semanic (trumpeter)
    Richard Young (concertmaster)  

    Do-It-Yourself Messiah will take place on Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, located at 205 East Randolph.