Start a New Holiday Tradition with the Messiah Sing Concert on Sunday

Stevens DeBaun Center and St. Matthew Trinity Present Annual Event

12/6/2011

Hoboken, NJ—For the fourth year in a row, the DeBaun Center for Performing Arts at Stevens Institute of Technology, in conjunction with St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, is proud to present the Messiah Sing Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, Eighth St. and Hudson St., in Hoboken, NJ.

The concert will be a sing-in version of Handel’s “Messiah” featuring the Stevens Choir, led by Bethany Reeves, and local soloists Jennifer Behnke, LaTanya Hutchins, Sheena Ramirez and James Splond. Concert-goers can either come to sing along to selections from the “Messiah” with the choir and soloists as they perform, or just sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful music. Piano accompaniment will be given by Meg Zervoulis throughout the concert and finishing with the “Hallelujah Chorus,” accompanied on the organ by Richard Brode, St. Matthew’s Musical Director. Participants are encouraged to bring their own music if they already own it; otherwise limited copies will be available at the door. Come to sing or just to listen—no reservations are necessary.  Refreshments will be served in the church social hall following the concert.

The Messiah Sing Concert is a free event, but donations are being accepted at the concert to benefit the church’s Lunch Time Ministry. Four mornings a week, St. Matthew Trinity’s Parish Hall becomes an oasis for those who need a nourishing meal and a place to sit with friends. Supported by donations and staffed by volunteers, the Lunch Time Ministry provides food and welcome up to 100 guests each day it is open.

For more information, please call 201-216-8933, email Center@DeBaun.org or visit www.DeBaun.org. Come and start a new holiday tradition!

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Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.