2:30PM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
Knox United Church
838 Spadina Crescent E
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H4

Cosette Justo Valdés, conductor
McKenzie Warriner, soprano
Oli Guselle, alto
Spencer McKnight, tenor
Brenden Friesen, bass
SSO Chorus, Duff Warkentin, conductor


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Love Handel’s Messiah so much you want to sing it from the rooftop? Well, you’re in luck. Join us as we sing along to all your favourite Messiah choruses. Experience the joy of singing as one, or just the incredible sound that comes from so many voices joined together in song. 

We use the Novello edition of Handel’s Messiah and will have a limited number of copies to lend out during the sing-along. Want to get some practice in ahead of time, or just prefer to read from a device? Use this copy!

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The Program

Sing-Along Messiah

  1. Sinfonia
  2. Tenor Recitative: Comfort ye my people
  3. Tenor Air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
  4. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
  5. Alto Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
  6. Alto Air and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
  7. Bass Recitative: For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth
  8. Bass Air: The people that walked in darkness
  9. Chorus: For unto us a child is born
  10. Pifa

14. (a) Soprano Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field, (b) Soprano Recitative: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

  1. Soprano Recitative: And the angel said unto them
  2. Soprano Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel
  3. Chorus: Glory to God
  4. Soprano Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  5. Alto Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
  6. Alto and Soprano Duet: He shall feed his flock/Come unto him
  7. Chorus: His yoke is easy

~Intermission~

  1. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
  2. Alto Air: He was despised
  3. Chorus: Surely he hath borne our griefs
  4. Chorus: And with his stripes we are healed
  5. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
  6. Tenor Recitative: All they that see him laugh him to scorn
  7. Chorus: He trusted in God
  8. Bass Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
  9. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
  10. Tenor Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
  11. Tenor Air: Thou shalt break them
  12. Chorus: Hallelujah
  13. Soprano Air: I know that my redeemer liveth
  14. Chorus: Since by man came death
  15. Bass Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery
  16. Bass Air: The trumpet shall sound
  17. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain/Amen

The Artists

Cosette Justo Valdés, conductor

With her gorgeous, passionate style and firecracking energy, Cuban-born and raised conductor Cosette Justo Valdés has garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and is a rising star on…

McKenzie Warriner, soprano

McKenzie Warriner is a Saskatchewan born and raised soprano bringing music and text to life in works ranging from 17 th century opera to the cutting-edge. In the 22/23 season,…

Spencer McKnight, tenor

Tenor Spencer McKnight has been described as “one of the finest tenor voices” in Canada. McKnight began singing at the age of 17. He was encouraged to pursue music by…

Brenden Friesen, bass

Saskatchewan born bass Brenden Friesen has captured audiences with his powerful resonance, exceptional diction, enormous comedic presence, and incredible interpretation of text (Opera Canada). Brenden is a recent graduate of…

Duff Warkentin, conductor

Duff Warkentin has been a choral conductor and clinician for many years. His formal post- secondary education was at Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg, the University of Waterloo, and…

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This concert includes:

Violin 1 – Michael Swan, Jacqueline Nutting, Lillian Jen-Payzant, Joan Savage – Steward
Violin 2 – Oxana Ossiptchouk, Karen Bindle, Drusilla Waltz, Christina Barry
Viola – Jim Legge, Saache Heinrich
Cello – Scott McKnight, John Payzant
Oboe – Erin Brophey, Kevin Junk
Bassoon – Stephanie Unverricht
Trumpet – Terry Heckman, Aaron Bueckert
Timpani – Darrell Bueckert
Keyboard – Sofia Mycyk

Soprano                                                      

Lindy Antonini
Kathleen Brannen
Catherine Berntson
Shelley Bueckert
Heidi Dick
Susan Ens-Funk
Megan Grier
Jami Gubbe
Andrea Johnson

Alto

Jaki Esquirol
Morgan Esquirol
Kathryn Janzen
Lynette Janzen
Catherine Klopoushak
Mary Loewen
Shirl Siebert
Elaine Thaller
Jill Wiens

Tenor                                                           

Peter Cowan
Robert Dick
Michael Friesen
Peter Hooge
Derrick Lee
Tyrone McKenzie
Duff Warkentin
David Woloschuk

Bass

Brady Anderson
Patrick Brannen
Eric Chang
Blake Cumming
James Hawn
Jonathan Moore-Wright
Matthew Praksas
Phil Siebert

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Program Notes

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