Choirs Present Annual Festival of Carols
The combined Alma College Choirs will ring in the Christmas season with their annual performance of the Festival of Carols.
More than 160 singers will share the stage during the holiday performances at the Remick Heritage Center on the Alma College campus. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for youth 18 and under, and free for Alma College staff and students. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
“We concentrate on the traditional, sacred music of the Christmas season, so Santa Claus makes no appearance at the Festival of Carols,” says Will Nichols, Secrest Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Alma College.
“The Festival of Carols is special every year because it is a wonderful family outing for the people of mid-Michigan,” says Nichols. “You can bring your children, grandchildren and neighbors to celebrate the Christmas season together.”
The Alma Women's Glee Club, College Chorale and Alma College Choir will combine to sing a collection of carols by American composer Robert Shaw along with all three movements of “Christmas Cantata” by composer Daniel Pinkham.
The program also will feature “Deck the Halls,” “Sing Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Little Drummer Boy,” featuring a special arrangement for percussion by Alma faculty pianist Tony Patterson.
Posted: Wed, November 28th, 2007 at 1:21PM