Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during the Dec. 28, 20th-annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim. The free performace featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during the Dec. 28, 20th-annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim. The free performace featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Voices raised in singalong performance of ‘Messiah’ in Sequim

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during Saturday’s 20th annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on Dec. 28. The free performance featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Above: Jerome L. Wright, right, conducts the orchestra during the overture to Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim.

Left: Audience members sing along as a chorus during “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim.

Photos by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Above: Tenor Nicholas Fritschler solos on “Comfort Ye My People” during the first part of “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church. Below: Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during Saturday’s 20th annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on Dec. 28. The free performance featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience.

Audience members sing along as a chorus during “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during the Dec. 28, 20th-annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim. The free performace featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jerome L. Wright, right, conducts the orchestra during the overture to Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Tenor Nicholas Fritschler solos on “Comfort Ye My People” during the first part of “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during Saturday’s 20th annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on Dec. 28. The free performance featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

By Keith Thorpe

Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jerome L. Wright, right, conducts the orchestra during the overture to Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jerome L. Wright, right, conducts the orchestra during the overture to Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 28 in Sequim. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Tenor Nicholas Fritschler solos on “Comfort Ye My People” during the first part of “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Tenor Nicholas Fritschler solos on “Comfort Ye My People” during the first part of “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during Saturday’s 20th annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on Dec. 28. The free performance featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Soloist Vicki Helwick sings under the direction of conductor Jerome L. Wright during Saturday’s 20th annual sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on Dec. 28. The free performance featured a variety of instrumentalists, guest soloists and participation from members of the audience. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

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