• Rehearsals for The Messiah start on October 21st, 2013.
  • Every Monday in Glenwood Springs at United Methodist Church from 7-9 pm.
  • Every Tuesday in Aspen at Christ Church from 7-9 pm (Note location change!)
  • RSVP to Stacey Weiss.

Handel’s Messiah has been an Aspen/Glenwood Springs Christmas Tradition for the past 35 years under the talented baton of Ray Adams. Aspen Choral Society has made the decision to continue the tradition, having procured the services of interim music director, Paul Dankers. Every year, we need a large number of singers who are willing to come together with a great group of volunteers to rehearse and perform this challenging but artistically satisfying Baroque literature.

This year, rehearsals will begin on October 21st and will be held every Monday evening at Glenwood Springs Methodist Church from 7 to 9 PM and every Tuesday evening in Aspen at Christ Church also from 7 to 9 PM. There is no audition required, but we ask each singer to make the commitment to attend 1 of the 2 rehearsals each week.  Of course, we hope that each singer will commit to attending all performances, but if you have a conflict, please contact Stacey Weiss in order to request an exception.

The Messiah, Watkins, ShawThis year we will be working from the Shaw/Watkins edition of Handel’s Messiah. (Don’t buy the spiral bound, it is a different edition!) We prefer that each singer order a new copy or request a new copy through Stacey Weiss. We won’t be requiring a new edition, but singers should understand that it will make the rehearsal process much smoother if they all are working from the same edition. We appreciate your flexibility during this transition process!

It would be extremely helpful if you would RSVP to Choir Manager, Stacey Weiss, to let her know of your intentions to sing as well as what part you sing and any potential schedule conflicts. If you need music, a practice CD or a black folder, please include that information.

If you are interested in being one of the soloists, you might want to visit our soloist page to schedule an audition time. We are looking forward to another great Christmas together making memories and music!