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logoThe popular Chorale group’s holiday concert will feature crowd pleasing
selections ranging from Handel’s Messiah to Hanukah favorites

The Delray Beach Chorale’s holiday concert, Voices of the Season, will feature the 60-voice Chorale accompanied by a professional instrumental ensemble.  They will perform a selection of choruses and solos (sung by their Artist-in-Residence professionals) from Handel’s Messiah, as well as a number of seasonal favorites, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Away in A Manger”, “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Silent Night” (sung in German), and two Hanukah favorites, “Bashana Haba’ah” (sung in Hebrew), and “Festival of Flame”.  The concerts will take place at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth on Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 pm, and at the First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach on Saturday, December 7th, at 3:00 pm.

The Chorale’s Artistic Director Eric Keiper is enthusiastic about both concert venues. “There’s not a bad seat in the house,” he says of the Duncan Theatre,” And the First Presbyterian Church provides beautifully live acoustics in a wonderfully pastoral setting. The seasonal music for this concert, both Chanukah and Christmas, is joyous, touching, celebratory, and familiar,” he continues. “Audiences are sure to leave our concerts with a song in their hearts and on their lips.”

Founded 30 years ago by a group of Delray Beach singers, the Chorale has consistently attracted talented amateur and professional vocalists from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach.  The group performs with an orchestral ensemble consisting of array of talented instrumentalists, including members of the former Florida Philharmonic.

The Delray Beach Chorale’s mission is to promote and encourage the art of singing and to share the experience of great music with the community. Although their initial focus was on the classics of great choral literature, both traditional and contemporary, over the past several years they have broadened their musical scope to include works of 20th century composers, including Rachmaninoff, Copland, and Gershwin.  Their April 2013 concert featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim sold out.

The Chorale also operates a Music Academy Program, the only one of its kind in the state.  Five professional musicians selected as Artists-in-Residence perform as soloists with the chorale, act as section leaders, and provide instruction to a select group of talented high school singers who also sing with the chorale.

Tickets for the Delray Beach Chorale’s Voices of the Season are $25 each; $5 for students, and can be purchased on-line at delraybeachchorale.org or by phone at 1-800-984-7282.
Special Group Rates
(15 or more) are also available.
The Delray Beach Chorale Performs Voices of the Season
The Duncan Theatre
Thursday, December 5
7:30 pm
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461

The Delray Beach Chorale Performs Voices of the Season
First Presbyterian Church
Saturday, December 7
3:00 pm
33 Gleason Street
Delray Beach, FL 33483

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