The International Music Foundation’s 43rd Annual Do-It-Yourself ​​Messiah​​ Presented By Wintrust

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, The Do-It-Yourself Messiah has become a highly anticipated event that brings family, friends, and strangers together to celebrate the season.


Led by world-renowned Maestro Stanley Sperber, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together an all-volunteer orchestra of professional and amateur musicians, several highly regarded professional local soloists and encourages you, the audience, to participate in the role of the chorus in a performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.


Artists scheduled to perform:

Michelle Areyzaga (soprano) 

Ryan Belongie (countertenor) 

Josh Lovell (tenor) 

Darren K. Stokes (bass baritone) 

Aaron Krister Johnson (organist)  

David Schrader (harpsichordist) 

Paul Semanic (trumpeter) 

Richard Young (concertmaster)  


Do-It-Yourself Messiah will take place on Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, located at 205 East Randolph. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at, in person at the Harris Theater Box Office ( Monday-Friday 12:00PM-5:00PM) or by phone at (312) 334-7777.

Location and contact
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago  Illinois  60601
United States
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