RiverChor will be participating in two upcoming performances. The first will be our annual appearance with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. We will be performing the first set of the Alfred Burt Carols. “These delightful carols are the result of a tradition begun by the Reverend Bates G. Burt, his composer son, Alfred, and friend-of-the-family Wihla Hutson; for many years these three collaborated on the creation of original carols, which were then sent to friends as Christmas cards.” (via Shawnee Press)
Additionally, the choir will be performing with the symphony on “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson; “Jesus bleibet meine Fruede” (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) by J.S. Bach; and concluding with choruses from Handel’s “Messiah”. This performance will be at Clinton High School’s Vernon Cook Theater at 7:30 pm on December 14. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students, children through the 8th grade are free. Further details of the concert are available on the Clinton Symphony’s website: http://www.clintonsymphony.org/
The annual Clinton performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will take place on December 15th, at 3 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 715 S. Third Street. This is year one of the cycle, which is the Sing-a-long. All are welcome to sing, or to listen. Participants are welcome to bring their own score, however there will be scores available. We hope you’ll join us for this tradition that began in 1931, and help ring in the season.