Limestone College & Community Chorus To Ring In The Holidays With December 7 Concert
The Limestone College & Community Chorus will help set the holiday season in motion as it performs “Holy Silence, Holy Sound” at Fullerton Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The 18-member chorus – conducted by Dr. Gena Poovey, Professor of Choral/Vocal Music Education and Director of Choral Activities at Limestone – includes 10 students from the College and eight members of the local community. Accompanist will be Limestone Professor of Music Dr. David Thompson.
The concert format is one of “lessons and carols,” and the music will include many favorite Christmas tunes, old and new. Visual images will be incorporated to recall holiday traditions at Limestone College from over the years and to celebrate festivities of the present.
The audience will hear familiar tunes such as “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “Joy to the World,” and “Good Christians All Rejoice.” Other well-known carols arranged with new twists will include “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Keep Silence.”
In addition, a new gospel style piece, “Walkin' Down the Road to Bethlehem,” and a favorite piece from the “Godspell” musical, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” will give the audience the toe-tapping moments that everyone anticipates during a holiday concert.
Various instrumental accompaniments will include flute, trumpet, and clarinet, all performed by students from the Limestone College Department of Music.
“We are excited that this year's concert will include some fresh musical ideas and some visual surprises,” Poovey said. “The performance will take place on the most beautiful evening of the year – the night of the luminaries at Limestone. Guests will arrive just as the outdoor candles are being lighted, and we all will exit the concert to witness the Limestone neighborhood in its full holiday glory. We invite all the citizens of Cherokee County and the Upstate to attend. This is a concert and a night that no music student, no music teacher, and no music lover in the area should miss.”