by Vanessa Skelton

The North Grenville Concert Choir has put together a fabulous concert filled with Christmas favourites. The 40+ members of the choir will fill the venues with melodies that are familiar to all. Christmas classics like White Christmas, Silver Bells and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas will be part of the repertoire, along with traditional Christmas carols such as Silent Night, The First Nowell and O Come All Ye Faithful. Choir director, Phillip Konopka, has selected twenty songs that have soaring harmonies and catchy refrains that many of you will know. Because of Phillip’s musical talent and skill as a director, he has been able to encourage each singer to develop their abilities and produce the best combined sound for each song. Once again, Phillip is challenging the choir to sing in several languages. We will be singing in English, Ukrainian, German and French, and even if you don’t recognize the words, you will be sure to recognize the tunes.

Come and get into the spirit of Christmas with your family and friends and support the local choir as we entertain you with these heartwarming carols.

The concerts are being held in four different locations in the area: Sunday, December 8, 3 pm at St. Daniel’s in South Mountain; Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm at St. Clare’s in Winchester; Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity in Merrickville; and Sunday, December 15, 3 pm at St. John’s United Church in Kemptville. A reception with home-baked treats will follow the Sunday concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville, at Mirick’s Landing in Merrickville or on-line at ngcc.eventbrite.ca. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5 but must be reserved in advance by contacting ngconcertchoir@gmail.com.

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