ESCANABA - The Bay de Noc Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 210 S. 11th St. in Escanaba.
The major work for the concert is Vivaldi's very popular "Gloria." The group will also perform "Christmas Processional," "Keep the Silence," A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
Joining the Choral Society for its concert will be the First Bells bell choir from First Presbyterian Church. They will accompany the group for the opening piece and will also play several of their own selections. Also performing at the concert will be Tom Knoll on the recorder.
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The Bay de Noc Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert will take place Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba at 1:30 p.m. Above, Society members sing during a rehearsal at the church Tuesday evening. Tom Knoll, at right forefront, will also perform on the recorder for the event.
Ann Wood is the director of the four part singing group and John Ignatowski will accompany on the organ and piano. Soloists for the concert include Mary Bastien, Katie Gravelle, Patty Kobasic, Bella McLeod, Joy Moran, Kathie Nyquist, Harold Olson, Kris Pfotenhauer and Kathy Young.
The Choral Society presents two concerts a year to the public - one for Christmas and another in the spring. While the concerts are free to the public they do collect a free will offering to help pay for the expenses of putting on a concert. The Choral Society also participates in the annual Community Christmas Concert: A Festival of Choirs, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, this year.
Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to join the Choral Society and they are always looking for new members. For more information about the group, call Patty at 789-1590.