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The Festival Chorus Christmas Concert: a Musical Celebration

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  • The Festival Chorus and a full professional orchestra are conducted by Greg Tipps. Larry Zabinski

    The Festival Chorus and a full professional orchestra are conducted by Greg Tipps. Larry Zabinski

The Festival Chorus

Are you ready to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season? The Festival Chorus has just what you are looking for: Music featuring jingle bells and snow and memories and "…a Pretty Little Baby" are all waiting for you at the Harper College Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 3.

At 3:00pm the chorus, accompanied by a professional orchestra, will present Bob Krostad's A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Majesty, beauty and creativity shine throughout the music and lyrics of this work. Following a brief intermission, the celebration will continue with John Cacavas' CHRISTMAS MUSIC FOR VOICES, a medley of the season's favorite songs. A collection of glorious stand-alone pieces follow. These include Paul Manz's E'EN SO, LORD JESUS, QUICKLY COME, Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne's DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? Sammy Cahn and Jules Styne's LET IT SNOW! Andre Thomas' HERE'S A PRETTY LITTLE BABY, James Pierpont 's VARIATION ON "JINGLE BELLS" and John Rutter's


Tickets for The Festival Chorus December 3 Christmas Concert are available at or call (847) 925-6100. Prices range from $12 for Harper students, Harper faculty/staff and senior citizens, $15 for non-Harper students and $18 general admission. Children 12 and under are free. This is a popular event and often sells out, so get your tickets as soon as you can. You won't be sorry!

If you are interested in joining the chorus as it gets ready for its May 6 Spring Concert, come to the first rehearsal of the new year on Monday, January 8, at Harper College Building P, room p202. Please arrive at 7:00 for registration. All singers are welcome. There is no audition, but there is a voice placement. Regular rehearsal time is 7:30 to 10:00 each Monday.

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