Watch Live Web Stream of Festival of Carols Concert
The Festival of Carols marks the beginning of the Christmas season for the Alma College campus and community. The annual choral event celebrates “our wonderful heritage of Christmas music,” says Will Nichols, director of choirs.
“The Festival of Carols is always my favorite concert of the year,” says Nichols, who has directed Alma’s choirs since 1983.
The more than 150 members of the Alma College Glee Club, College Chorale and Alma Choir will present the 2012 Festival of Carols at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Remick Heritage Center.
Watch the live Web stream of Sunday's concert on the Alma College Website.
The Festival of Carols, Dec. 7-9, Remick Heritage Center
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, $5 for children and youth 18 and under, and free for Alma College students and staff. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Colorful lights, song classics and a “warm and energetic atmosphere” highlight the performance, says Nichols.
The program will include “Mary” by Ithaca resident Charlie Lott, who composed the music to a poem written by Rose Trumbull. Tony Patterson arranged Lott’s composition for choir.
“The text asks Mary three questions that link Christmas to the Holy Week,” says Lott. “Did Mary perceive at Jesus’ birth His betrayal, the crown of thorns and the cross?”
The program also will include a variety of traditional carols that Nichols describes as "the sacred folk-music of Christmas that extends across generations bringing people together as families and communities."
Posted: Thu, November 15th, 2012 at 8:14AM