Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WCC Christmas Concert Press Release


Please see the following announcement concerning the Wichita Chamber Chorale Christmas Concert.

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WCC Introduces 39th Concert Season with Christmas Concert “Sounding Joy”
WICHITA – Wichita Chamber Chorale (WCC) opens its 39th concert season in Wichita with its classic “Sounding Joy” Christmas Concert. This auditioned, semi-professional choir annually performs two major concerts. Each concert features the highest level of musicianship with literature spanning the entire breadth of the choral repertoire.
The theme for the Sounding Joy Christmas concert this year is “Simple Gifts”. Music over the centuries has celebrated the gift of the incarnation and the imitation that it inspires in humanity, regardless of nation or creed.  Sounding Joy will be built around one of Bach’s signature motets, and miniature gems of the high Baroque, “Jesu, meine Freude” (“Jesus, Priceless Treasure”). An array of traditional and contemporary selections evoking the notion of giving round out the program, including Alfred Houkom’s stunning “The Rune of Hospitality,” and the Midwest premiere of Canadian composer Robert Teehan’s, “O Nata Lux.”
The Wichita Chamber Chorale is the premier choral ensemble in the Wichita area. Dr. Mark Bartel is the Artistic Director and Conductor. He is also the Director of Choral Music at Friends University and Conductor of the Singing Quakers.
Performances of the Sounding Joy Christmas Concert are Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E Douglas Ave, and Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 S. Clifton.
Tickets are available online at www.wichitachorale.com, Senseney Music 2300 E. Lincoln, Wichita, by calling 316-737-7798, or may be purchased at the door.
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. High School students are free.

WCC was formed in 1978 by graduates of Friends University who had been members of the Singing Quakers.  The mission of this non-profit chorale of approximately 30 singers is to champion significant choral music and perform it at the highest standards, contribute to the quality of the cultural life of Wichita and the State of Kansas, and foster music education in our communities. To learn more about WCC and upcoming concerts, visit WCC at www.wichitachorale.com

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