‘A Fayette Christmas’ coming Sunday


By Martin Graham - mgraham@civitasmedia.com



Richard Glass provided after-lunch entertainment at the December meeting of the Fayette County Retired Teachers. Glass, longtime vocal music teacher at Miami Trace High School, sang several solos and also got the audience of around 50 fellow retired teachers involved in a sing-along of holiday tunes as well as of a canon recorded by the Muppets. Here he is shown encouraging attendance on Dec. 4 at “A Fayette Christmas,” the joint holiday concert of the Fayette Community Band and the Fayette County Choral Society. An audience sing-along is planned, accompanied on the recently-restored historic organ in the auditorium.


The Christmas holiday season is upon us and to continue community traditions, the Fayette County Choral Society and Community Band will perform a selection of music Sunday.

The Fayette County community will have the opportunity to continue celebrating the holiday season with the annual Christmas concert, “A Fayette Christmas,” featuring the Fayette County Choral Society and the Fayette Community Band. “A Fayette Christmas” will be performed at 3 p.m. at the historic Washington School Auditorium.

“The choral society rehearsals have been going well and we are excited to present this fun program of Christmas music,” Fayette County Choral Society Director Richard Glass said. “Most of the music, at least the choral music, is pretty standard with a mix of familiar and some newer songs. The new music is still Christmas-themed and are both sacred and secular. For instance, we have a piece of music by Mozart and a piece from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ We like to keep a wide range of music in the program.”

Ticket prices for the concert are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and no charge for school age or younger children. Tickets will be available at the door on Sunday or from any of the singers or band members. The auditorium doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

“This year we are planning on adding a few things to the program,” Glass said. “A brass quintet will play as part of the concert and we will also have an audience sing-along with accompaniment from the restored organ in the auditorium. We are really looking forward to adding them to the program. People have lots of opportunities to attend concerts in the schools, but both the community band and choir are made up of people who want to come together to offer this music to the community. We hope they come out and enjoy this concert. Tickets are available and there will be some at the door.”

This concert was always one of the most popular concerts of each FACCA season and when FACCA disbanded in 2015, the Community Band and Choral Society decided to continue to offer this concert as part of the annual community Christmas activities.

Richard Glass provided after-lunch entertainment at the December meeting of the Fayette County Retired Teachers. Glass, longtime vocal music teacher at Miami Trace High School, sang several solos and also got the audience of around 50 fellow retired teachers involved in a sing-along of holiday tunes as well as of a canon recorded by the Muppets. Here he is shown encouraging attendance on Dec. 4 at “A Fayette Christmas,” the joint holiday concert of the Fayette Community Band and the Fayette County Choral Society. An audience sing-along is planned, accompanied on the recently-restored historic organ in the auditorium.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/12/web1_20161201_125429.jpgRichard Glass provided after-lunch entertainment at the December meeting of the Fayette County Retired Teachers. Glass, longtime vocal music teacher at Miami Trace High School, sang several solos and also got the audience of around 50 fellow retired teachers involved in a sing-along of holiday tunes as well as of a canon recorded by the Muppets. Here he is shown encouraging attendance on Dec. 4 at “A Fayette Christmas,” the joint holiday concert of the Fayette Community Band and the Fayette County Choral Society. An audience sing-along is planned, accompanied on the recently-restored historic organ in the auditorium.

By Martin Graham

mgraham@civitasmedia.com

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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