Every year on the day after Christmas, the University Unitarian Church in Seattle puts on a full-length Handel’s Messiah Sing-along/Play-along. They do the full Messiah, all the arias, all the choruses, and all the recitatives; not a note is left out. Everyone sings everything that is within his or her vocal range-no soloists. You may even hear some of the musicians singing along. They pack the place to the rafters with singers and musicians. Performers spend three hours at it (two intermissions), and are exhausted at the end. There are very few experiences that are as exhilarating as playing or singing the complete Messiah. Here are some pictures from last year, taken from my place in the Violin I section.