Concordia University Chicago will host a Community Sing of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” part II, on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 3-5 p.m. The afternoon will start with rehearsal in Kretzmann Hall’s choir room, followed by a break for fellowship, concluding with a performance in the Chapel. The event will feature professional soloists, but singers of any level are welcome to join. Participants can download a score at—limited printed scores will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Charles P. Brown, professor of music and director of choral activities at CUC since 2000, will serve as conductor. Brown is also the conductor of Kapelle, Concordia-Chicago’s premier choral ensemble, which performs repertoire ranging from Renaissance to contemporary music. Since 2003, the Kapelle has traveled to Argentina, Canada, Chile, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Scotland.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure. View a campus map at

For more information, contact Dr. Brown at