Two students from Simsbury and Avon will perform with the Farmington Valley Chorale during its 21st annual Messiah Sing-in on Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Simsbury Methodist Church.
Nadia Gilbert, a senior at Simsbury High School, and Katie Holobinko, a sophomore at Avon High School, will perform arias from Messiah during this traditional Simsbury Celebrates event, which will be conducted by Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, artistic director.
Nadia is very involved in the performing arts and choral programs at Simsbury High. In addition to representing her school for three years at the Northern Regional and Connecticut All-State music festivals, she has participated in school musicals and theatre productions. She is currently Historian of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, as well as Secretary of the Thespian Society at Simsbury High.
Katie is a member of both the Chamber Choir and Women’s Choir at Avon High, and was selected to participate in the National Honors Choir and Eastern Regional Choir. She also performed the role of Florinda in the Avon High production of the musical “Into the Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim. Nadia and Katie are voice students of Joanne Scattergood, a well known soloist and vocal teacher in the area.
Simsbury Celebrates and the Messiah Sing-in are free events. Come kick off the holiday season with this memorable tradition.
The Farmington Valley Chorale will also perform a “Holiday Fanfare with Organ and Brass” with guest ensemble Primi Voci on November 30 at 8 p.m. and December 2 at 3 p.m., at First Church of Simsbury. Primi Voci, Stuart Younse, artistic director, is the most advanced treble choir of the Connecticut Children’s Chorus, which is the official children’s chorus of the Hartford Symphony.