Classic Choral Society in performance at First Presbyterian Church in Goshen

Mark Your Calendars now for our 2018 holiday concerts

“A perfect antidote to the stresses of the holiday season is a musical respite,” remarked Janiece Kohler, Artistic Director of Classic Choral Society, “Each year we work carefully to provide an opportunity for people to gather together and enjoy an inspiring evening of Christmas music. That important goal was no different this year!”

With a program featuring 18 relatively short works, Kohler described some of the selections. “The Society is all set to present an exciting collection of wonderful new arrangements of favorites like The First Noel, and God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, as well as carols we don’t hear as frequently as we might like, such as the hauntingly beautiful Huron Carol and I Wonder as I Wander.”  Some works will feature men’s or women’s voices, and quite a few pieces will be highlighted by soloists drawn from Classic Choral Society’s membership. “We are fortunate to have very gifted members who are experienced soloists, and this season many of them will have the opportunity to enhance the program for our audience,” said Kohler. “We are also excited to be accompanied by members of The Hudson Valley Strings, well as to welcome to our ranks the extremely talented pianist, Cherwyn Ambuter.”

“I am especially looking forward to The Shepherds’ Chorus from Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” featuring our very own three kings!” she said. Soloists for Classic Choral Society’s holiday concerts include: Barbara Andersen, Julie Baxter, Will Dickinson, Jeff Knight, Claire Leonard, Kristine MacMillin, Aileen Mahoney, Nancy Quackenbush, Michael Steup, Carolyn Topliff, and Paul Wasmund.

“This season’s concert program promises to be a joyful, uplifting experience for all of us,” said Kohler, “and though we, together, are just a very small part of ‘the weary world’ we’re living in these days, at evening’s end we will truly be rejoicing and sure to be filled with ‘a thrill of hope!’”


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Where to See CCS this Holiday Season

Bring the entire family - and your voices - to Classic Choral Society's annual holiday concerts, with the Hudson Valley Strings! This year's program is a joyous and inspiring collection of Christmas music by some of today's most highly regarded composers, as well as from the past. As always, no tickets are required (we do greatly appreciate you donations)

Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924

Sunday, December 23 at 4:00 pm
United Church of Christ
2 Old Dominion Road
Blooming Grove, NY


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