A Sing-Along Season Extender

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Image from the Choral Society’s website.

If when Dec. 26 rolls around and you somehow, some way feel as though you need to experience more Christmas music, the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra comes riding to the rescue (on a weary reindeer, perhaps) with the “Messiah” Sing-Along.

The baroque crooning, set to the 18th century masterwork by George Frideric Handel, commences at 2 p.m. inside the First Methodist Church at 2100 J St. (Doors open at 1 p.m.)

“Come help us put a smile on Handel’s face!” says the performing-arts organization, which tasks conductor Donald Kendrick with making the most of this “amateur hour” (or three hours . . .).

Participants pay $20 general or $15 if they are students or seniors; tickets can be purchased online. Singers are encouraged to bring their own copies of the music, but copies will be made available at the venue.

The society’s 27th season continues at 8 p.m. on March 4 with the presentation of “Stabat Mater” by Charles Villiers Stanford and “Lobgesang” by Felix Mendelssohn. The concert will be staged at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center (1301 L St.) and feature solos by Maria Boudart Harris, soprano; Jennifer Mitchell, soprano; Chadwick Somers, tenor; and Craig Verm, baritone.

Tickets are $40–$50; find out more information on the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra’s website.