Ars Choralis’ 20th annual holiday concert, “Welcome Yule: Sing Joy!”, will be performed at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 and at the Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 13. The award-winning chorus, led by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt and assisted by Harvey Boyer, will perform a diverse array of music to capture the spirit of the holiday season.
The concert will feature Bob Hurd’s Misa del Pueblo Inmigrante, with soloists Jim Ulrich and Sheila France, guitarist Greg Dinger, percussionist Karen Levine and pianist Andrea Shaut. Other concert highlights include a medieval Mummers’ Play, the Ars Choralis Men’s Chorus singing Franz Biebl’s stunning “Ave Maria,” Eric Whitacre’s “Alleluia” and Franz Schubert’s “Benedictus es, Domine.”
Advance tickets for the concert cost $18 for adults and $9 for students age 18 and under are available at Catskill Art and Office Supply and the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties and Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston, as well as from chorus members. Tickets can also be ordered online for pickup at the door at $19 and $9.50. Tickets at the door cost $20 for adults, $10 for students.
The Redeemer Lutheran Church is located at 104 Wurts Street in Kingston. The Overlook Methodist Church is located at 233 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.arschoralis.org.