ChoralSounds Northwest brings ‘Joy to the World’ with Dec. 7 holiday concert

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ChoralSounds Northwest will bring ‘Joy to the World’ with their 2013 Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

For his third season with ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN), Artistic Director Brian J. Winnie brings the audience a celebration of multiculturalism as well as a bevy of beloved traditional American Christmas carols. The first act features an eye-opening view of diverse celebratory music from eight countries including South Africa, England, and Argentina. The carols and folk songs represent national heritage and love of country, while showcasing their celebratory traditions. The music is from diverse areas and varied styles from Renaissance to Contemporary Gospel. The second act features a Greek choir and a reading from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Musical interludes connect this age-old holiday story with the chorus. Act two continues with holiday favorites Silver Bells, Silent Night, Rudolf, and Joy to the World. The concert ends with a finale that was so popular last year it had to be repeated. CSN starts a new tradition by putting their own spin on the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.

Prime Reserved Seating, $25; Festival Seating, $20; 17 and under are free with a paid adult ticket. Families hunting for affordable entertainment will delight and parents looking for a risk-free way to introduce their children to the joys of choral music can rest easy because Northwest Associated Arts youth ticket program lets young people 17 and under in free with a paid adult ticket.

ChoralSounds Northwest, a Burien-based chorus of 60 men and women, is beginning its third full year under the gifted baton of Artistic Director Brian J. Winnie. Through his leadership the ensemble has refocused its energy on polished choral performance. Audiences have been delighted by concerts showcasing CSN’s return to high-quality musicianship combined with all the family-friendly fun they have come to expect. ChoralSounds is a part of Northwest Associated Arts, which includes KidSounds Northwest, YouthSounds Northwest, TeenSounds Northwest and SilverSounds Northwest.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Dec. 7, 7:30pm & Dec. 8; 2pm

WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center – Burien

TICKETS: $15-25 (17 & under free with a paid adult ticket) or 206-246-6040.

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