Enfield residents welcomed to tuneful Christmas chorus

December 2, 2013 by  

Next month, the Enfield Community Chorus will be presenting its 2013 Christmas concert. The chorus averages around 60 members including sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses whose ages range from 20 to 80+.

Currently in its 37th season, the choir will once again present its traditional fare of both religious and secular holiday music. However, this year, the finale will be a Christmas Cantata. Last year, the venue was filled to capacity, so guests are urged to arrive early.

Juliane LaRocca, who debuted last year after Mrs. Allen stepped down after 20 years as director, will be hoisting the baton and Jonathan O’Brien will be the accompanist. This year, Alex Giosa will be the guest percussionist. The program will run approximately one hour and holiday treats will be available during the reception following the performance.

Although admission is free, donations will be greatly appreciated. The money will go toward the choir’s expenses. There will also be an opportunity to donate non-perishable food items, which will be sent to the Enfield Food Shelf.

Rehearsals for the next year’s Christmas concert will begin in September and new members are always welcomed by the group (especially tenors and basses). To highlight this, the chorus could consider seeking flyer and poster printing services to make its openings more widely known.

This year’s two programs will be held Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 pm at Hazardville United Methodist Church, 330 Hazard Avenue.