The Light of Christmas: Wisconsin Master Chorale to host three holiday performances
The Wisconsin Master Chorale will be performing their winter show, entitled “The Light of Christmas,” directed by Carrie T. Gruman Trinkner, featuring carols from John Rutter and Tapestry of Light with special guest narrators.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel, Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church, Waupaca, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stevens Point.
The program will feature an original Christmas Song called “A Rittenhouse Welcome,” by Wisconsin Master Chorale member Dorothy Richmond. The first half of the program will include popular Christmas carols, and the second half will feature a Celtic Christmas Celebration with the Tapestry of Light manual of songs and narration before each song.
The first act includes carols such as Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella, How Brightly Beams the Morning Star, Stille Nacht (Silent Night), Joy to the World, Coventry Carol, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, A Merry Christmas, In the Bleak Mid-Winter and Star Carol.
The second act includes Carols of Hope and Light, Longing for the Light, An Advent Garden, The Holy Child of Mary, O Wondrous Night, A Celtic Noel, Carols of the Quest, A Celtic Gloria, Bethlehem Light and Carols of Celebration.
A bake sale with homemade goodies and coffee, and a free will offering will be held at intermission.
Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 in advance at the church offices or through choir members. Senior tickets are $8, Children three to 18 years are $5 and ages two and under are free.
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