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Festival of Carols Celebrates Traditional Music of Christmas

The 120 members of the Alma College Glee Club, College Chorale and Alma Choir perform “The Piping Carol,” “Fum, Fum, Fum” and more.

<em>The Alma College Choirs</em>The Alma College Choirs

The annual Festival of Carols at Alma College features the traditional music and sacred carols of the Christmas season — a choral holiday tradition spanning 23 years.

The more than 120 members of the Alma College Glee Club, College Chorale and Alma Choir, directed by Will Nichols and accompanied by pianist Tony Patterson and select instrumentalists, will present the 2016 Festival of Carols at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Remick Heritage Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up and youth 18 and under, and free for Alma College faculty, staff and students. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

The program will include “The Piping Carol,” “Fum, Fum, Fum” and “One December Bright and Clear” as well as the world premiere performance of “Shepherd in the Fields Abiding” by Paul Balaam and West Indian, Polish and Peruvian carols.

Watch the live Web stream of Sunday’s concert on the Alma College Website. 

Story published on November 30, 2016
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