Welcome Yule: Sing Joy!, Ars Choralis' 20th annual holiday concert, will be performed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston at 7pm on Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm, and at Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock at 4 pm on Sunday, December 13th. The award-winning chorus, led by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt and assisted by Harvey Boyer, will perform a diverse array of music to capture the spirit of the holiday season. The concert will feature Bob Hurd's Misa del Pueblo Inmigrante with soloists Jim Ulrich and Sheila France, guitarist Greg Dinger, percussion Karen Levine and pianist Andrea Shaut. Other concert highlights include a medieval Mummer's Play, Ars Choralis Men's Chorus singing Franz Biebl's stunning Ave Maria, Eric Whitacre's Alleluia, and Franz Schubert's Benedictus es, Domine.
Advance tickets for the concert ($18 for adults, $9 for students 18 and under) are available at the following area outlets: Catskill Art and Office Supply and the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties and Mother Earth's Storehouse in Kingston, as well as from chorus members. Tickets can also be ordered online, for pickup at the door ($19/$9.50). Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $10 for students 18 and younger.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.