Microsoft Band released – a wearable, not a group of musicians

Microsoft quietly released the Microsoft Band, a wearable device that they’ve targeted to the fitness market, rather than take a shot at the general smartwatch market. It is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, although if you have Cortana, it does support voice commands with that platform only. On sale today for $199.99 at the Microsoft Store and other places I’m sure.  More information from Microsoft at the Microsoft Band site.

Never Mind, The Microsoft Band Is Official

Messiah Sing!

I will be singing in the annual Messiah Sing! This is an awesome event where an all-volunteer community chorus sings G.F. Handel’s Messiah with professional Orchestral Accompaniment, under the direction of Jennifer Erdody, at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church. It’s a moving experience, so I hope you can attend!

There are two performances:

  • Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 PM

A free-will offering will be taken at each performance.

If you are interested in joining the chorus, there will be three rehearsals, all on Sunday evenings 6:45 – 9:00 PM, also at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church:

  • November 16
  • November 23
  • November 30

The G. Schirmer score is required; some copies will be available at rehearsal until supply runs out, or you can guarantee a copy by acquiring it yourself:

The Messiah: An Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Soli and Piano

Date: December 7, 2014
Time: 04:00-06:00 p.m.
Event: Messiah Sing!
Venue: Mont Vernon Congregational Church
(603) 673-3500
Location: 4 S. Main St.
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Public: Public