( Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 )
Thomas Auditorium, Sink Building, Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731
The choir will celebrate the meaning of Christmas with J.S. Bach’s glorious Magnificat for choir and orchestra. The concert will also include carols and motets depicting the Christmas story, and a select small ensemble will perform Billings and Gabrieli. There will also be featured solos by Wendy Jones, Sandie Salvaggio-Walker, Brian Tribby, David Quackenbush, Judy Meinzer, Lois Schweinler, Rich Smith, Cathy Ridings, and Paul Calderone.
The fifty member all-auditioned choir from North and South Carolina is under the direction of Artistic Director, Professor Lawrence Doebler. Doebler served as director of choral activities at Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, before retiring to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2013. His groups have toured the United States and Ireland. Doebler continues to conduct and offer choral clinics at various colleges and high schools throughout the United States.
During the concert, the choir will honor the memory of Sandra Kremer, who died last May, and Samuel Guberman, who was killed in a traffic accident following rehearsal on October 13. Both were members of the Carolina Concert Choir at the time of their deaths.
Tickets are available from choir members at the Hendersonville Visitor's Center on South Main Street, Laurel Park Wine Market in Laurel Park, the Wrinkled Egg in Flat Rock, and Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique in downtown Hendersonville. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting carolinaconcertchoir.org.
$22 for adults and $5 for students (all local and state taxes included).