Light a Candle holiday concert

Glastonbury - posted Nov, 18 2013

GLASTONBURY - The Glastonbury Chorus will present Light A Candle, a holiday concert, on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., in the Smith Middle School Auditorium, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury. A reception immediately follows the performance in the school cafeteria. Under the direction of Greg Colossale, the Chorus will present a variety of traditional and popular music, including "Light a Candle," "We Need a Little Christmas," and a medley of traditional carols. The concert is presented in association with BackBeat City, Glastonbury's premier music education and performing arts center, of which Colossale is the founding director. Colossale will also direct the always-popular audience sing-along, featuring holiday songs with special appeal to children. In a new feature, he will invite adult audience members who have previously sung Handel's Messiah to join the chorus onstage to present what may be the single most-performed choral work in the world: the "Hallelujah Chorus." Sheet music will be provided or people may bring their own Messiah scores. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Children under 7 are admitted free, as are active-duty service personnel in uniform. Tickets are available at the door or from chorus members. Non-perishable food items will be collected to augment the local food bank; please note that glass containers cannot be accepted. For more information about the concert or the chorus, visit www.GlastonburyChorus.org.


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