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Emmitsburg Chorus preparing
 for Christmas season

Emmitsburg Dispatch

(11/20) The Emmitsburg Community Chorus is preparing for its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Basilica at the Provincial House in Emmitsburg.

The concert will offer music from Mozartís Alleluia and Handelís Hallelujah, Amen (from Judas Maccabaeus, Part 3) as arranged by Russell Robinson to Joel and Russell Nagy's calypso-style Tell Everybody You Know and Standard Award winner from ASCAP Mark Hayesí arrangement of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. The men in the chorus will present the medley Celebrate the Child arranged by Tom Fettke and followed by the women of the chorus presentation of a Garland of Carols arranged by Linda Spevacek.

During the intermission, director Peggy Burrier will perform selected songs of Christmas to share with the guests while a free will offering will be collected to support the work of the chorus.
Other music the chorus will present during the holiday season for residents at area nursing homes and assisted-living.

The Emmitsburg Community Chorus has been performing in Emmitsburg for more than 45 years. In 1975, under the direction of Sister Jane Marie Perrot, the chorus had the privilege of singing at the canonization of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Rome, Italy. Chorus members come from all over the state of Maryland and neighboring states, including Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The Emmitsburg Community Chorus concerts are made possible by a grant from the Frederick Arts Council and are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Emmitsburg Community Chorus is incorporated as a non-profit and tax-exempt corporation. All gifts and donations to the chorus are tax deductible.

The contact person for the chorus is Vickie Novak at (301) 271-2885.

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