Songs recall days of yore & yuletide

Musical melodies can definitely take us places! A particular carol might remind us of the moment when, as a child, we would lie under the Christmas tree, looking up through the branches, watching the lights twinkle. Or maybe we’re reminded of that moment when we walked into a cold dimly lit cathedral while on a holiday in Europe, where a choir was rehearsing, filling the air with carols in preparation for their evening service. Or maybe we’re reminded of a family gathering, with music playing gently in the background. Musaic Vocal Ensemble will give you the opportunity to be ‘taken places’ through their music in two upcoming concerts.

Musaic is excited to sing beautiful Winter and Christmas selections from the swing and celebration of ‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’ to the beauty and intensity of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Cherubic Hymn,’ and the traditional ‘We Saw Three Ships’. They are also excited to share the stage with some very talented guest musicians: pianist Dennis Nordlund, cellist Holly McCallum, and harpist Debi Johnson.

A special feature will be a five song set for choir, piano, and cello by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, entitled A Winter Day. The text of each piece recounts a different part of a Canadian winter day – from cold early morning dawn, through to the setting of the sun at the end of the day, but certainly not forgetting a bit of crazy tobogganing down a snowy hill part way through the day.

Musaic Vocal Ensemble presents
Christmas Memories
Friday, December 13
7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Penticton United Church
696 Main Street, Penticton
Saturday, December 14
2:30 PM (Doors open at 2 p.m.)
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
15244 North Victoria Rd, Summerland
$15 Adults $5 Students.
Tickets are available from Dragon’s Den (Penticton), Artisans of the Okanagan (Summerland), from choir members, or at the door.
Join us for a concert of beautiful Christmas choral music with Musaic Vocal Ensemble, Frances Chiasson (music director), Dennis Nordlund (piano), Holly McCallum (cello), and Debi Johnson (harp).

For more information about these concerts or to find out where to purchase tickets in advance, go to www.musaicvocalensemble.ca


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