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Tickets on sale for December Chesapeake Chorale concerts

The Chesapeake Chorale will present “Angels We Have Heard On High-A Holiday Celebration” at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock, and 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at St. Clare Walker Middle School in Locust Hill.

Tickets are $10 each and are available in the Northern Neck at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington, and in Kilmarnock at Bank of Lancaster’s Main Branch and Twice Told Tales.

In the Middle Peninsula, tickets are available at the Urbanna and Hartfield branches of EVB Bank, Family Chiropractic’s Saluda office, Papeterie in Urbanna, and Coffee Creations and Hurd’s in Deltaville.

A special performance is also scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday evening, December 12, at Warhill High School Auditorium in Williamsburg with featured artists, the treble choirs of Berkeley Middle School and Warhill High School. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Chesapeake Chorale artistic director Matt Rosendahl will lead the group in performances that include such fun favorites as “Sleigh Ride” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” as well as traditional sacred selections such as “Silent Night” and this season’s concert theme, “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

Also in the program lineup are sparkling selections such as the African folk song “Siyahamba,” “Personent Hodie” (On This Day Earth Shall Ring), and “The Sleigh (A La Russe).”
As always, “The Hallelujah Chorus” be a highlight of the performances.

Longtime Chesapeake Chorale pianist Doug Harris will accompany the group in the ever-popular holiday shows.

Since its origination in 1996, the Middlesex County-based Chesapeake Chorale has grown to include almost 140 singers and musicians. The Chorale’s mission is to enhance and sustain school music programs and all door proceeds are given toward this effort. To date, this non-profit, volunteer community choir has donated some $50,000 in equipment and money to help keep school music programs alive and thriving.

Visit http://www.thechesapeakechorale.org for further information on the Chesapeake Chorale and “Angels We Have Heard On High-A Holiday Celebration.”

posted 12.03.2008

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