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Community Chorus concert set

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

"We Need a Little Christmas Now" will be the theme for this year's Christmas program presented by the Cherokee Village Community Chorus. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Admission is free for this program.The two-hour program will begin with the featured song "We Need a Little Christmas Now" from the Broadway musical "Mame." Following this will be an unusual but beautiful arrangement of the well-known "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." The program will include a wide variety of well-known Christmas carols, from the swinging "Mr. Santa" made famous by the Chordettes several years ago to the haunting arrangements of John Rutter's "What Sweeter Music," featuring a solo part by Anna Parker.The intermission will feature a comic number presented by a smaller group of the chorus members called "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," followed by chorus participation of the singing of several old, well-known carols.The second half of the program will begin with the stirring spiritual "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow" followed by a few little known but beautiful songs, one of which, "In the Bleak Midwinter," will feature a solo part by Keith Helland. One other song, new to the chorus this year, "Night of Silence," will feature audience participation at the end.The program will feature 14 songs plus the intermission entertainment, guaranteed to get the audience in the Christmas spirit, according to Director Chuck Lusby. "Most of the songs in this program were new to chorus members and some of the music is quite difficult. We have worked very hard for the last 10 weeks getting ready and we believe you will be very entertained." Lusby said. The chorus for this concert will be 55 members strong. Marian Henderson serves as accompanist."This program is free to the public, our way of saying thanks for supporting us," Lusby said. "But of course, any contributions will be welcome and will be used to purchase new music and help pay for use of the auditorium. We owe a special thanks to First National Bank of Sharp County for helping purchase sheet music for this concert."

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