Area singers are invited to join the Handel Oratorio Society to participate in the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Augustana College in Rock Island.

Dr. Jon Hurty, director of choral activities at Augustana, invites singers of all backgrounds, especially tenors and basses, to join the society’s 250-voice chorus.

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The society rehearses 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday nights, beginning Oct. 1, in Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave. Performances are 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Scores are available for $10.