‘Come Sing Messiah’ is performed every year on the first Friday in December at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, O’Connor at Cooper in Ottawa (directions are here). The concert starts at 8pm, with the afternoon of that day dedicated to rehearsals for the soloists. Preparations conclude with the all-important rehearsal for the 700-voice choir with orchestra from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Optional chorus rehearsals are held at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Avenue in Ottawa (directions are here) on the three Saturdays preceding the event. They start at 10:00am and end at noon. Rehearsal tickets will be sold at the door, with people indicating the date or dates they wish to attend (1, 2, or 3 rehearsals) and purchasing the required tickets at the price in question..
Singer and audience tickets for the concert are sold at a number of advertised locations in Ottawa. Singer tickets for the concert are also sold at the rehearsals. Tickets go on sale November 1 every year and our activities page has information about ticket sale locations.
Information about the current year’s event is always available on our activities page in early September.
Full information about ‘Come Sing Messiah’ can be found through our “Frequently Asked Questions”.