Andrea Sicotte-Rodall

Andrea Sicotte-Rodall

Choir raising money for local charity

The Malaspina Choir will perform on Sunday (Dec. 7).

The Christmas season is all about giving and the Malaspina Choir is doing its part.

On Sunday (Dec. 7) the Malaspina Choir will be holding its singalong Messiah concert at St. Andrew’s United Church at 2:30 p.m. Joining the Malaspina Choir will be the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra and guest performers Andrea Sicotte-Rodall, Erin Ronningen, David Brown and Steve Price.

Proceeds from Sunday’s concert will be donated to the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

“It’s nice to know that it [the proceeds] is going towards people who need it,” said soprano Sicotte-Rodall.

Messiah, which is an oratorio, was originally composed in under a month by George Frideric Handel in 1741. The concert piece was inspired by the works of Charles Jennens, who combined the Old and New Testament scriptures in an effort to convey the story of Jesus Christ.

According to the Smithsonian Institution, Messiah was first performed at Musick Hall in Ireland in 1742.

Tickets to the Malaspina Choir’s performance on Sunday (Dec. 7) at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and more information visit

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