The Winona State University Department of Music will present the annual Messiah Sing-In at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

For the 22nd consecutive year, the WSU choirs will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah.” The event is a sing-in style concert, which allows the audience to sing along with the choirs.

New this year, soloist Alan Dunbar and trumpeter Ellis Workman will perform “I Tell You a Mystery” and “TheTrumpet Shall Sound.” Also new to the concert this year will be the inclusion of the final Amen Chorus piece in part one of “Messiah.”

The combined ensemble will include members from the WSU Concert and Women’s Choirs directed by Harry Mechell, WSU Flute Choir directed by Bethany Gonella, the Winona Oratorio Chorus directed by Harry Mechell. and the Winona High School Honors Choir. All choirs will also perform seasonal selections of their choice.

Featured vocal soloists will include WSU students, faculty and community members. Those accompanying the singing will include sopranos Margot Friedli, Brooke May, Caitlin Pronley, Hannah Guericke, Lindsey Nelson; tenors Ben Mahlke and Vance Dahl.

Community members are encouraged to bring their own music scores to the performance. Scores are also available for purchase at the event.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for seniors, students with a school ID and WSU faculty and staff.

For more information, email Harry Mechell at

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