Can I go to a sing-along concert of the Messiah and not sing along?
November 23, 2012 2:23 AM Subscribe
Can I go to a sing-along concert of Handel's Messiah
and not sing along?
posted by colfax to Society & Culture (14 answers total)
I have loved the Messiah as a piece of music for a really long time, but I'm not a singer. There are often opportunities around Christmas to go hear the Messiah, and some of those concerts are billed as sing-along. I really like the idea of sitting in a concert hall full of people singing that piece of music, but I'm worried it would be awkward to go and then just sit in my seat and beam happily the whole time without ever opening my mouth. I know that the box office isn't going to reject my money or ask whem I'm ordering my ticket if I am an alto or a soprano, so my question is more about the proper etiquette. If you are a singer and go to performances like these to sing along, do you think it's strange if you see someone there not singing? Would it be rude to not sing?