Festival of Carols Spreads Christmas Cheer
The Alma College Glee Club, College Chorale and Alma Choir will spread Christmas cheer at the annual Festival of Carols concert.
The choirs perform at 8 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 free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 concert will be streamed live on the Web. Watch the Web broadcast.
“I love working on this wonderful music with the Alma College students,” says Will Nichols, director of choirs. “I love the formality of the concert and the great sense of pride the students find in doing this well.”
Festival of Carols, Remick Heritage Center
The program will include holiday classics, such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Carol of the Bells.” There also are some new additions to the concert.
“This year we are singing a number of carols that involve all three choirs — all 160 singers,” says Nichols. “The carols sung by each individual choir are fun, but I also enjoy the big carols with everyone singing. We also have a professional brass quintet joining us this year, so we are preparing a number of carols that combine brass and choirs.”
The concert will generate a warm and energetic atmosphere, which will prepare audience members for the holidays ahead, says Nichols.
“The audience of family and friends, the colorful lights and the Christmas music make for a wonderfully friendly atmosphere,” he says.
Posted: Thu, December 1st, 2011 at 8:49AM