2020 Messiah Symposium Schedule

Rehearsals :

Ascension Lutheran Church

6420 Hart Ln

Austin. TX 78731

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7-10 pm
Thursday, Jan 16, 7-10 pm*

  (Seminar 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
Tuesday, Jan 21, 7-10 pm*

  (Seminar 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
Thursday, Jan 23, 7-10 pm*

  (Seminar 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
Tuesday, Jan 28, 7-10 pm*
Thursday, Jan 30, 7-10 pm

Chorus/orchestra rehearsals:

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

 8134 Mesa Dr.

Austin, TX 78759
Friday, Jan 31, 7-10 pm
Saturday, Feb 1, 10 am-1:00 pm

Performance:  St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Saturday, Feb 1, 8:00 pm (7:00 call)

Symposium Registration Fee Information

Adults:  $100 per person

​Students: $50 per person

Fees collected help defray Symposium expenses.

Registration Form

​​Score Ordering Information

Please use the Novello (Watkins Shaw) edition of Messiah for  the “Christmas Encore” Symposium.  

If you need a copy of this edition, please contact:

Penders Music
Todd Thompson

Cost: $11.00 + $6.00 estimated S&H

Rehearsal CD Ordering Information

For those singers wishing assistance in properly learning or touching up their Messiah parts, Single Parts with Study Spots rehearsal CDs are highly recommended. See https://rehearsalarts.com/Handel_Messiah_30.html

for product, ordering and delivery information.

Frequently Asked Questions

​This one-of-a-kind choral event, led by TBF Artistic Director Barry Scott Williamson, provides registrants with an unforgettable musical, educational and social experience of Handel’s most famous and beloved oratorio.  Singers of all experience levels welcome - come and enjoy this wonderful experience together!

Complete schedule and score ordering information at bottom of page - scroll down!

Step 1: Registration page

Fill out the Registration Form and click "Submit".  Complete one form for each registrant.

Once you click Submit you will go to...

Step 2: Registration Fee Payment page​
The registration fee helps defray Symposium expenses.

(preferred method for payment)​

Click the correct Buy Now button to pay by credit card.  


(optional method for payment)

Mail a check for $100 per adult registrant, $50 per student registrant, to:

Texas Bach Festival
P.O. Box 27407
Austin, TX 78755

Please indicate the registrant's name, email, phone number, and voice part with your payment.

Are you interested in opportunities to perform in Texas Bach Festival?  Message the festival staff with your interest!  Use the form below, or send a letter to:

Texas Bach Festival
P.O. Box 27407
Austin, TX 78755

Our sincere and grateful thanks to you!

Community Choral Symposium - Registration

January / February 2020