The 2018-2019 Lyric Chorale Concerts

Chrisanne Gates, Director

Holiday Concert
Carols With a Twist

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
2576 Browncroft Blvd. Rochester

Tickets: Adults: $15.00 Seniors/ Students $13.00


Christmas with a Twist

The Lyric Chorale offers musical treats for our audience this holiday season, as we share our concert with Mitzie Collins, hammered dulcimer, Roxanne Ziegler, Celtic harp and John Heyer, hurdygurdy, Scottish Small pipes, and recorders. Performing as the Nonesuch Ensemble, this versatile trio has been a popular feature for more than ten years at the Royal Ball held at the Strong Museum of Play. “We are delighted to bring the distinctive sound of our instruments to this musical celebration.”

The concert, “Carols With a Twist”, presents new and creative arrangements of common (and not so common) carols. Included are choral settings of “Fum, Fum, Fum”, “He Is Born”, and “Brightest and Best.”

A special treat is Craig Courtney’s “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas”, in which each of the twelve movements (days) represents a different period of western music, beginning with Gregorian chant and ending with a Sousa march. What might be viewed as serious and scholarly is actually light-hearted and amusing.

Join us for this festive and joyous holiday musical event!


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Concert Attire: The Lyric Chorale men and women wear coordinating attire for the December and spring concerts. Men wear tuxedos and women wear a black skirt, black top and a coordinating jacket. New members are expected to purchase concert attire within the first 3 months of joining the choir. Men, please be in touch with Rod Patterson regarding attire. Women, please be in touch with Sue Knauf regarding attire. Members should wear black closed-toe shoes for each performance. Men should wear black socks.

The Lyric Chorale holds a cabaret each spring as a fundraiser. There will be selected attire that corresponds with the theme of the concert. This information will be relayed closer to the concert date.

As during rehearsals, please refrain from wearing perfumes, cologne, lotions, etc during performances.


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