Sing-Along Messiah
St Agnes Church, Port Macquarie
Sunday, 26th November 2017

Choirs and individual singers joined us for a weekend of workshops and then performed in the massed choir. 

The weekend started on Saturday at 9:00 am and culminated in the performance at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Timings of individual sessions were as follows:

Saturday 25 November from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Choir Rehearsals)
Sunday 26 November from 10:00 am to 1:30pm (Choir Rehearsals)
Sunday 26 November from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm (Concert)

The comments received from our participants give a flavour of the event:

“It was such a delight to be able to join in singing Messiah and I found it very moving as did my family. Thanks for such an opportunity, everybody was so caring and helpful.”

“I had the best time it is my favourite. You all did a great job well done look forward to the next one”

“It was fun!  I had a very enjoyable weekend.  It was very well organised, a credit to all concerned. I hope to come up from Sydney again another time.”

“It was a great event, excellently planned and superbly carried out. I enjoyed my first Messiah enormously.”

“The whole week-end was very enjoyable.  Thank you to you and the others who worked so hard to bring it off.” 

“Wow what an amazing weekend.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the event – it was a fabulous experience.”

“It was incredibly well organised - everything about the event was just so well managed. The way we knew where we had to be and how things were put together, no time was wasted.  It was a lot of music to learn in a weekend but because of spreading more experienced Messiah singers throughout the group it was easier to pick up.  I personally went home Sunday afternoon absolutely exhausted but also incredibly thrilled with the whole experience.”

“Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity of joining with you to sing Messiah.  My husband had never sung in a choir before and he very much enjoyed it, as did I. My sectional was terrific.  There was obviously a huge amount of ‘behind the scenes’ organizing.  Thank you for that.  It all went seamlessly.”

“Thank you for the opportunity.  The organisation was terrific, everyone was so helpful and encouraging.  Despite a bad case of nerves I got a lot out of it and who knows, I may do it again if the chance comes.”

“It was a wonderful weekend. Well organised and I came across a lot of very helpful people which really adds pleasure for a beautiful experience. Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of The Messiah.”.

Messiah 2017 concert A4


Hastings Choristers welcomes all those who wish to sing at a performance level whether experienced or accomplished.

As a mixed voice SATB choir (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) there is a place for all voices in CANTORUS. All singers, especially men, are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed to pursue their love of singing at our weekly rehearsals held at MacKillop Senior College Hall, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie.