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Waukegan Park District Presents the Joseph A. Favero Memorial "Do It Yourself Messiah" featuring the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus.

Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 7:00p.m. at Waukegan's own historic Genesee Theatre.

$17.00 general admission.
Tickets available through Ticketmaster at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ticketmaster.com">http://www.ticketmaster.com</a><!-- m --> or by calling 312-559-1212 or in person at the Genesee Theatre Box office; Mondays through Fridays noon till 5:30p.m.
203 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL.

Group rates available through the box office: 847-406-3155.

Scores will be available for purchase ($10.00) at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or in the Genesee Theatre lobby at 6:00p.m.
Call 847-360-4740 for more information.


If you want to feel a little more prepared for this event, the following information may be helpful:
The Choral Tutors are available from: Performers Music in downtown Chicago (312-987-1196), Beautiful Music in Downers Grove (630-968-8700), Music Unlimited in Evanston (847-763-8800), and J.W.Pepper in Carol Stream (630-462-0787); or by calling Music Dispatch at 1-800-637-2852; or on-line at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.musicdispatch.com">http://www.musicdispatch.com</a><!-- m -->

Handel's Do-It-Yourself Messiah Choral Tutor lets singers create family or community productions of Handel's holiday classic.

Parts for 17 Messiah choruses have been digitally recorded (accompanied by the Yamaha Clavinova), and follow the G. Schirmer edition of Handel's masterpiece.

Each voicing (soprano, alto, tenor, bass--SABT) has its own audio in either CD or cassette.

Voicings are sold separately, or in specially priced groups of four (one of each voicing).

Music Dispatch has these tapes and CDs (not to mention the Messiah score) available ate the following suggested retail prices:

#00505051 Soprano CD $18
#00505052 Soprano Cassette $14
#00505053 Alto CD $18
#00505054 Alto Cassette $14
#00505055 Tenor CD $18
#00505056 Tenor Cassette $14
#00505057 Bass CD $18
#00505058 Bass Cassette $14

Specially Priced Groups of Four:

#00505059 SATB CD $64
#00505060 SATB Cassette $50
Due to insufficient ticket sales, this event has been canceled. Failure to support the arts means they go away.
There is a do it yourself Messiah in Zion as part of the Festival of Lights. It costs $5.00.
The Do It Yourself Messiah WILL be performed on December 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 128. N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in downtown Waukegan. (across the street from the rear side of the Waukegan Public Library.)

Tickets are available for the modest price of $10.00 and will be available at the door, or by calling the Jack Benny Center for the Performing Arts at 847-360-4740. It was the intention of the Waukegan Park District to sell scores at the original venue. Those who planned on buying one before the performance should contact the Benny Center to make sure scores will be available at the new location.

There hasn't been a community event to celebrate the holiday season from any other entity....come share the magic of raising your voice in song with your fellow Waukeganites.
Bump...but, bumping it to the First United Methodist Church...same time, still in memory of Joe Favero and $10.