About Our Event
HOW WE BEGAN
Elgin resident Mally Miceli came up with the idea for a locally produced Sing-Along Messiah after traveling to Chicago’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah for years. A supporter of the Elgin arts community, Mally realized that the Northwest suburbs
have a wealth of musical and vocal talent that could be showcased through a community sing-along.
She also was aware of the increased need many area charities face during the holiday season.
Thus, the idea to create the Greater Elgin Sing-Along Messiah was formed – to give the community a place to celebrate the start of the holiday season, embrace the spirit of giving, and be an active participant in the performance.
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
2023 CHARITY PARTNER
About Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley offers partner families the opportunity to purchase their own home and programs to preserve home ownership to families who need assistance in maintaining their property.
HABITAT IN GREATER ELGIN
There are currently 3 homes being built in Elgin: 560 St. John Street, 775 Pine Street, 1563 Mark Street.
In addition to the homes, so far this year our Critical Home Repair and Aging in Place Programs has done projects in Elgin totaling $67,939 (roof repair/replacement, ramps, plumbing, electrical & HVAC repairs, tub to shower modifications), with new applications arriving weekly.
THROUGH SHELTER, WE EMPOWER
All ticket proceeds will go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley for express use in the Greater Elgin area!
About Handel’s Messiah
It’s all about the connection to England’s first children’s charity
Handel’s beloved Messiah would most likely not thrive or even be known if it wasn’t for Foundling Hospital in London and it’s children’s charity established in 1739.
Since it’s interesting inception, the Messiah has become a cornerstone holiday tradition for communities around the world.
In line with this historical connection, the concept for The Greater Elgin Messiah Sing-Along would be to celebrate the act of giving. The idea of providing funds to the needy with the help of musical presentations is not new but always timely. Music has the ability to raise up and open hearts to suffering.