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  • Day 12: ....Prince of Peace....
After reading the words and hanging this up on the Advent calendar I immediatey broke out into a lively rendition of Handel's "For Unto Us a Child is Born" complete with hitting half the notes in the tricksy runs as my kids stood witness dumbfounded.  I was shocked at how much of it I remembered after singing it only once a year. 
I'm sure they were also assuming that my sudden insane warbling was the reason my eyes were misty and my voice quaked.
...This year I won't be belting out Handel with 1,000+ voices in Chicago....
But when some traditions come to an end, new ones begin!
Get ready kids, The Messiah's coming your way, and Handel's got 3 hours of playback lined up for ya!  #themessiah #handel #diymessiah #bringingbackbaroque #adventcalendar #christmastraditions
  • Day 12: ....Prince of Peace....
    After reading the words and hanging this up on the Advent calendar I immediatey broke out into a lively rendition of Handel's "For Unto Us a Child is Born" complete with hitting half the notes in the tricksy runs as my kids stood witness dumbfounded. I was shocked at how much of it I remembered after singing it only once a year.
    I'm sure they were also assuming that my sudden insane warbling was the reason my eyes were misty and my voice quaked.
    ...This year I won't be belting out Handel with 1,000+ voices in Chicago....
    But when some traditions come to an end, new ones begin!
    Get ready kids, The Messiah's coming your way, and Handel's got 3 hours of playback lined up for ya! #themessiah #handel #diymessiah #bringingbackbaroque #adventcalendar #christmastraditions
  • 22 4 13 December, 2018

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  • #DIYMessiah tickets will be going on sale Friday, November 15th! Stay tuned to purchase your tickets! (📸: Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • #DIYMessiah tickets will be going on sale Friday, November 15th! Stay tuned to purchase your tickets! (📸: Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • 8 1 11 November, 2019
  • Handel wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental talent. In the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale. We're excited to be celebrating our 44th Annual #DIYMessiah on 12/16 & 12/17. (📸:Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • Handel wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental talent. In the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale. We're excited to be celebrating our 44th Annual #DIYMessiah on 12/16 & 12/17. (📸:Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • 20 1 8 November, 2019
  • We are honored to have Richard Young as this year's concertmaster for our #DIYMessiah concert! Richard has been a soloist with orchestras, and given solo and chamber music recitals across the globe. He has recorded over three dozen works, and received three Grammy nominations!
  • We are honored to have Richard Young as this year's concertmaster for our #DIYMessiah concert! Richard has been a soloist with orchestras, and given solo and chamber music recitals across the globe. He has recorded over three dozen works, and received three Grammy nominations!
  • 4 3 4 November, 2019
  • #RepostPlus @imfchicago
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Allow us to introduce you to our talented soloists that will be performing at this year's #DIYMessiah. American soprano Michelle Areyzaga is held in high regard by orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad, countertenor Ryan Belongie has been praised for his “oft-astounding vocalism,” Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss has sung with the major orchestras around the world, and Canadian John Tessier garners praise and attention for the beauty and honesty of his voice. You won't want to miss this!
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    Allow us to introduce you to our talented soloists that will be performing at this year's #DIYMessiah . American soprano Michelle Areyzaga is held in high regard by orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad, countertenor Ryan Belongie has been praised for his “oft-astounding vocalism,” Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss has sung with the major orchestras around the world, and Canadian John Tessier garners praise and attention for the beauty and honesty of his voice. You won't want to miss this!
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    #michelleareyzaga #messiah #harristheatre #soprano #chicagosoprano
  • 48 6 26 October, 2019
  • As we prepare for the upcoming #DIYMessiah, we can't help but think about the history of this beautiful event. Handel wrote the 259-page score for the Messiah in just 24 days. This speed wasn't unusual for the time, but it's remarkable to think about, nonetheless. (📸: Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • As we prepare for the upcoming #DIYMessiah , we can't help but think about the history of this beautiful event. Handel wrote the 259-page score for the Messiah in just 24 days. This speed wasn't unusual for the time, but it's remarkable to think about, nonetheless. (📸: Elliot Mandel Photo)
  • 11 1 25 October, 2019
  • #DIYMessiah is on December 16 & 17. We bring together an all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians. Interested in playing in the orchestra? Please sign up at the link in our bio. (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • #DIYMessiah is on December 16 & 17. We bring together an all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians. Interested in playing in the orchestra? Please sign up at the link in our bio. (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • 8 1 24 October, 2019
  • Maestro Sperber, one of Israel’s preeminent choral and orchestral conductors, has served as conductor of the #DIYMessiah for 19 annual performances. We are looking forward to welcoming Stanley Sperber back again this year. Please stay tuned for ticket sales!
  • Maestro Sperber, one of Israel’s preeminent choral and orchestral conductors, has served as conductor of the #DIYMessiah for 19 annual performances. We are looking forward to welcoming Stanley Sperber back again this year. Please stay tuned for ticket sales!
  • 7 1 21 October, 2019
  • Allow us to introduce you to our talented soloists that will be performing at this year's #DIYMessiah. American soprano Michelle Areyzaga is held in high regard by orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad, countertenor Ryan Belongie has been praised for his “oft-astounding vocalism,” Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss has sung with the major orchestras around the world, and Canadian John Tessier garners praise and attention for the beauty and honesty of his voice. You won't want to miss this!
  • Allow us to introduce you to our talented soloists that will be performing at this year's #DIYMessiah . American soprano Michelle Areyzaga is held in high regard by orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad, countertenor Ryan Belongie has been praised for his “oft-astounding vocalism,” Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss has sung with the major orchestras around the world, and Canadian John Tessier garners praise and attention for the beauty and honesty of his voice. You won't want to miss this!
  • 10 1 18 October, 2019
  • #DIYMessiah brings together a world-class conductor and all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians. Interested in playing in the orchestra? Please sign up at the link in our bio. (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • #DIYMessiah brings together a world-class conductor and all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians. Interested in playing in the orchestra? Please sign up at the link in our bio. (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • 12 1 17 October, 2019
  • A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians and actively encourages the thousands of audience members to step into the role of the chorus in a thrilling performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale, we hope you'll join us! (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians and actively encourages the thousands of audience members to step into the role of the chorus in a thrilling performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale, we hope you'll join us! (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • 12 3 7 October, 2019
  • We're excited to be celebrating the 44th annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Dec. 16 & 17. Stay tuned for more updates and ticket information! #DIYMessiah (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • We're excited to be celebrating the 44th annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Dec. 16 & 17. Stay tuned for more updates and ticket information! #DIYMessiah (📸: Elliott Mandel Photo)
  • 11 1 3 October, 2019
  • Throwback to my Home Depot days. I was kind of a big deal there, as you can see.
#diymessiah
  • Throwback to my Home Depot days. I was kind of a big deal there, as you can see.
    #diymessiah
  • 28 0 8 January, 2019
  • We had a fabulous time celebrating our 43rd annual #DIYMessiah this week! Thank you to everyone who participated in this years event. Happy holidays, everyone! #IMFChicago (Photos via @elliot.mandel.photo)
  • We had a fabulous time celebrating our 43rd annual #DIYMessiah this week! Thank you to everyone who participated in this years event. Happy holidays, everyone! #IMFChicago (Photos via @elliot.mandel.photo)
  • 7 1 19 December, 2018
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! #DIYMessiah
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! #DIYMessiah
  • 8 0 19 December, 2018
  • We're excited to be kicking off night two of #DIYMessiah presented by @Wintrust. You’re in luck because there is a limited supply of tickets still available. Will we be seeing you at the @HarrisTheater tonight?
  • We're excited to be kicking off night two of #DIYMessiah presented by @Wintrust. You’re in luck because there is a limited supply of tickets still available. Will we be seeing you at the @HarrisTheater tonight?
  • 15 1 18 December, 2018
  • Missing #diymessiah tonight. Having my own person one this morning driving into this beautiful sunrise. This was my mom’s favorite tradition.  Lost her 22 years ago today.
  • Missing #diymessiah tonight. Having my own person one this morning driving into this beautiful sunrise. This was my mom’s favorite tradition. Lost her 22 years ago today.
  • 13 0 18 December, 2018
  • It’s not the holidays until I am at the Harris Theater singing my favorite piece of music Messiah with 1,500 of my closest friends. This year the concertmaster appeared in a Bears jersey for the rehearsal and we warmed up to Leonard Bernstein’s Somewhere to celebrate his 100th birthday. Hearing 1,500 people sing such a beautiful song in unison was an unforgettable experience. This is my 27th time singing this music with a large chorus. This is also a special ritual because the mother and stepfather of a dear high school friend donated the money that built this wonderful theater. Thank you Harris Theater for being such an important part of my Advent season. #diymessiah
  • It’s not the holidays until I am at the Harris Theater singing my favorite piece of music Messiah with 1,500 of my closest friends. This year the concertmaster appeared in a Bears jersey for the rehearsal and we warmed up to Leonard Bernstein’s Somewhere to celebrate his 100th birthday. Hearing 1,500 people sing such a beautiful song in unison was an unforgettable experience. This is my 27th time singing this music with a large chorus. This is also a special ritual because the mother and stepfather of a dear high school friend donated the money that built this wonderful theater. Thank you Harris Theater for being such an important part of my Advent season. #diymessiah
  • 16 1 18 December, 2018
  • Let the countdown begin! We're excited to be celebrating the 43rd annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah presented by @wintrust, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
  • Let the countdown begin! We're excited to be celebrating the 43rd annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah presented by @wintrust, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
  • 15 1 14 December, 2018
  • Day 12: ....Prince of Peace....
After reading the words and hanging this up on the Advent calendar I immediatey broke out into a lively rendition of Handel's "For Unto Us a Child is Born" complete with hitting half the notes in the tricksy runs as my kids stood witness dumbfounded.  I was shocked at how much of it I remembered after singing it only once a year. 
I'm sure they were also assuming that my sudden insane warbling was the reason my eyes were misty and my voice quaked.
...This year I won't be belting out Handel with 1,000+ voices in Chicago....
But when some traditions come to an end, new ones begin!
Get ready kids, The Messiah's coming your way, and Handel's got 3 hours of playback lined up for ya!  #themessiah #handel #diymessiah #bringingbackbaroque #adventcalendar #christmastraditions
  • Day 12: ....Prince of Peace....
    After reading the words and hanging this up on the Advent calendar I immediatey broke out into a lively rendition of Handel's "For Unto Us a Child is Born" complete with hitting half the notes in the tricksy runs as my kids stood witness dumbfounded. I was shocked at how much of it I remembered after singing it only once a year.
    I'm sure they were also assuming that my sudden insane warbling was the reason my eyes were misty and my voice quaked.
    ...This year I won't be belting out Handel with 1,000+ voices in Chicago....
    But when some traditions come to an end, new ones begin!
    Get ready kids, The Messiah's coming your way, and Handel's got 3 hours of playback lined up for ya! #themessiah #handel #diymessiah #bringingbackbaroque #adventcalendar #christmastraditions
  • 22 4 13 December, 2018
  • Thank you @timeoutchicago for featuring our upcoming #DIYMessiah event! We are looking forward to next week, and we hope to see you all there. Tap the link in our bio for details.
  • Thank you @timeoutchicago for featuring our upcoming #DIYMessiah event! We are looking forward to next week, and we hope to see you all there. Tap the link in our bio for details.
  • 8 1 10 December, 2018
  • #GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to receive (2) tickets to our #DIYMessiah event presented by @wintrust at the @harristheaterchicago on Tuesday, December 18. Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you.
  • #GIVEAWAY ! Enter for a chance to receive (2) tickets to our #DIYMessiah event presented by @wintrust at the @harristheaterchicago on Tuesday, December 18. Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you.
  • 19 1 3 December, 2018
  • #GIVEAWAY! There are still a few chances to enter to win tickets to each night of our #DIYMessiah event presented by @Wintrust on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Be sure to check back for your chance to win!
  • #GIVEAWAY ! There are still a few chances to enter to win tickets to each night of our #DIYMessiah event presented by @Wintrust on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Be sure to check back for your chance to win!
  • 14 1 20 November, 2018
  • #GIVEAWAY! It's time to giveaway our next round of tickets to this year's #DIYMessiah event presented by @Wintrust at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, December 18. Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you. #GoodLuck
  • #GIVEAWAY ! It's time to giveaway our next round of tickets to this year's #DIYMessiah event presented by @Wintrust at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, December 18. Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you. #GoodLuck
  • 17 2 16 November, 2018
  • A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local musicians and thousands of chorus/audience in a thrilling performance of Handel’s, Messiah. Join us this year! #DIYMessiah
  • A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local musicians and thousands of chorus/audience in a thrilling performance of Handel’s, Messiah. Join us this year! #DIYMessiah
  • 11 1 12 November, 2018
  • #GIVEAWAY! Who's ready for a chance to win a pair (2) of tickets to our #DIYMessiah event at the @harristheaterchicago on Monday, December 17? Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you. #GoodLuck
  • #GIVEAWAY ! Who's ready for a chance to win a pair (2) of tickets to our #DIYMessiah event at the @harristheaterchicago on Monday, December 17? Entering is easy, leave a comment letting us know why you'd love to attend and tag one friend you'd like to join you. #GoodLuck
  • 13 7 9 November, 2018
  • GIVEAWAY! This year, we will be giving away tickets to each night of our #DIYMessiah event at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Be sure to check back in for your chance to win!
  • GIVEAWAY! This year, we will be giving away tickets to each night of our #DIYMessiah event at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Be sure to check back in for your chance to win!
  • 24 3 5 November, 2018
  • We're excited to be celebrating the 43rd annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Stay tuned for more updates! #DIYMessiah
  • We're excited to be celebrating the 43rd annual performance of our Do-It-Yourself Messiah, taking place at the @harristheaterchicago in Millennium Park on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. Stay tuned for more updates! #DIYMessiah
  • 20 3 26 October, 2018
  • Officially the holidays! #DIYMessiah
  • Officially the holidays! #DIYMessiah
  • 7 0 19 December, 2017
  • It’s not the Christmas season until my 1,500 closest friends and I have sung this at the same time at the Harris Theater. For my LCS classmates, the Harris Theatre is named for Louise Frank’s parents who funded it. It’s a wonderful place for music, dance and theater in Chicago. This will be my 27th time singing. #diymessiah
  • It’s not the Christmas season until my 1,500 closest friends and I have sung this at the same time at the Harris Theater. For my LCS classmates, the Harris Theatre is named for Louise Frank’s parents who funded it. It’s a wonderful place for music, dance and theater in Chicago. This will be my 27th time singing. #diymessiah
  • 20 3 18 December, 2017
  • #DIYMessiah was so fun! Definitely need to practice more so I can enjoy singing without staring down at my book!
  • #DIYMessiah was so fun! Definitely need to practice more so I can enjoy singing without staring down at my book!
  • 23 1 22 December, 2016
  • Spending time in Chicago with this guy isn't actually a bad time....
#Chicago #diymessiah
  • Spending time in Chicago with this guy isn't actually a bad time....
    #Chicago #diymessiah
  • 22 0 21 December, 2016
  • Starting the DIY Messiah with Take Me Out to the Ball Game in honor of the 2016 World Series Champions. Stanley Sperber, you're a gem. #cubbies #diymessiah
  • Starting the DIY Messiah with Take Me Out to the Ball Game in honor of the 2016 World Series Champions. Stanley Sperber, you're a gem. #cubbies #diymessiah
  • 7 1 21 December, 2016
  • Ann Murray, Executive Director, introducing the evening and reminding us to turn off out phones! #diymessiah #makemusicchicago
  • Ann Murray, Executive Director, introducing the evening and reminding us to turn off out phones! #diymessiah #makemusicchicago
  • 22 0 21 December, 2016
  • It's a Silent Night right now, but we'll be making a joyful noise in about an hour for DIY Messiah!
  • It's a Silent Night right now, but we'll be making a joyful noise in about an hour for DIY Messiah!
  • 29 1 15 December, 2016
  • Great turnout for #diymessiah ! I am a first timer and I'm sure I'll be back!
  • Great turnout for #diymessiah ! I am a first timer and I'm sure I'll be back!
  • 1 0 23 December, 2015
  • got to sing through all of Handel's Messiah last night.. what a treat! #DIYMessiah
  • got to sing through all of Handel's Messiah last night.. what a treat! #DIYMessiah
  • 24 0 23 December, 2015