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Mozart to Mariah at Christmas concert

Sooke Community Choir - Submitted
Sooke Community Choir
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Are You Listening?

You may just hear ‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ on the evening of Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. in the afternoon of Dec.15 when you and your family attend either performance being offered by the Sooke Community Choir.

The choir is composed of 40 members from the community and Choir Director, Sarah Wilson and accompanist, Kathy Russell, have assembled a feast of choral music for this year’s Christmas concert.

Featuring works that span over 500 years of composing, you’ll experience Mozart to Mariah Carey — we’ve even picked a plum from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! The performance also includes a Frank Loesser tune written to appease the timid Hollywood censors of 1948 — a tune that has since become a seasonal favourite.

The concert will feature musical guests who will help to deliver a program covering not only a wide range of early and modern carols but also those essential sing-along pieces for any wannabe choir members in the audience.

At intermission refreshments will be available, with a chance for us all to mingle and share the social pleasures that are particularly welcome during the Christmas season. There will be a door prize draw and the choir is offering a fundraiser through the sale of freshly made seasonal door swags.

We hope there will be something for everyone in our 2012 musical program. Please join us for an enjoyable Christmas experience and rediscover the pleasure that Christmas carols can bring as we celebrate the holiday season.

In addition to the Christmas concert, the choir participates in a variety of community events throughout the year, including sponsoring community sing-alongs, choral concerts with Sooke public school students, performing at Remembrance Day ceremonies, providing a concert for residents of Ayre Manor plus caroling at Moss Cottage and during the Santa Claus Parade. (Dec. 9).

The venue for the concerts is Holy Trinity Church located at 1962 Murray Rd. in Sooke.

Tickets are $12 per person and children are free. Tickets are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, at the door and from any choir member.  We hope to see you there.

Merry Christmas!

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