Sing Along with Handel’s Messiah, December 18

Singers and public invited to free Viera performance of holiday classic

(Viera, FL) December 7, 2015 – Messiah, the enduring Christmas oratorio by George Frideric Handel, will be presented as a free “Sing-Along” concert on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera, 5655 Stadium Parkway, 32940.  All area singers are invited to participate in the grand choral event that attracts several hundred Central Florida singers each year.  The assembled singers will be accompanied by members of the professional Space Coast Symphony Orchestra with featured soloists from the Space Coast Chorus.  SCSO Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins will lead the orchestra and chorus in the eighth annual Messiah Sing-Along.  Singers may bring their own score or use the music provided. The public is invited to sing or simply listen to the perennial Christmas favorite.  For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins expects the Christmas sing-along will really make a joyful noise.

“Our annual Messiah sing-along event gets bigger and better every year,” said Collins. “This is our eighth annual and there’s nothing that compares to the energy and excitement of hundreds of singers performing Handel’s music.  TheHallelujah chorus will raise the roof.”

The music-loving public is encouraged to attend the free event and enjoy the classic most associated with the Christmas season.

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2015-16 season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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ABOUT THE SPACE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA— The SCSO is a lively and passionate Central Florida orchestra comprised of professional musicians, music educators and mentored amateurs of exceptional ability.  The Orchestra was formed by Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins with a two-fold mission: to provide mentoring and performance opportunities for Florida’s finest young musicians as well as to provide professional concerts at genuinely affordable prices.  The ultimate goal of the organization is to help ensure the symphonic tradition for the enjoyment of future generations.

33- year old Aaron T. Collins is garnering recognition for his achievements.  LEAD Brevard named the ambitious Collins one of their “4 under 40” Young Professionals, the youngest-ever recipient of the honor.  Space Coast Businessmagazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.”  Through his personal involvement with more than a dozen performing arts groups, pioneering reciprocal ad program and social media cross promotions, Collins has gained a reputation for generosity; championing other arts organizations throughout Central Florida for the cultural enrichment of the community.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra performs in several very comfortable venues in Brevard and Indian River counties, with advance general admission tickets priced at just $20.  School-aged children 18 years and under are admitted free of charge, as are college students with a valid ID.  In keeping with their mission, the symphony provides a unique Symphony for Everyone ticketing program, a “pay-what-you-can” option designed to provide substantially discounted admission to any Space Coast Symphony concert.

Relying on a non-traditional orchestra model and a slim budget, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is one of only 17 U.S. orchestras to perform year-round. In addition to maintaining the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra and Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra, the non-profit organization provides numerous separate and free ensemble performances. More information about the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concerts, ticket sales, venues, directions and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.

ABOUT THE AVENUE VIERA — The Avenue is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with four locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its three metro Atlanta locations, or in Viera, Florida. The outdoor lifestyle center maintains a mix of retailers and restaurants to create a one stop shopping destination. Guests to the Avenue Viera are invited year-round to participate in a variety of exciting events. Find more event information here:  http://shoptheavenue.com/viera/events