The Estes Park Chorale, a mixed community chorus in existence for over 40 years, will present “The Meaning of Christmas” at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Saturday, December 15th at 2 p.m. Their annual Christmas show will feature old and new carols and songs for the whole family. Choral music and solos will be woven throughout a narration of Leo Tolstoy’s famous short story “Papa Panov’s Christmas.” Pat Washburn will provide the narration for the afternoon.
The Estes Park Chorale, under the direction of Denise Stookesberry and accompanied by Michelle Gergen-Wisner, will perform both traditional Christmas choral arrangements like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Carol of the Bells,” as well as new Christmas arrangements by contemporary composers Dan Forrest and Eric Whitacre. Jan McCracken will provide flute accompaniment and Karolee McLaughlin will accompany the choir on harp for select pieces.
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend this popular concert. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, from any choir member, and online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3901778. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert.