Heavenly music at Seaway Valley Singers concert

It’s the jolly Christmas season again. And what better way to welcome the joy and fun of Christmas time than to join the Seaway Valley Singers when they present their annual holiday concert, Sing With the Angels. Sunday, December 3, join the 42 voices of the Singers, under the direction of Robert Jones, now in his 14 year as Choir director, as they perform at Iroquois United Church. Margaret Whisselle, accomplished organist, pianist and singer, will accompany the choir. The concert starts at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $12, tickets at the door $15, students $10.

Acting as emcee for the concert will be Dr. Gerry Rosenquist, a familiar and welcome host from past Christmas concerts. The Seaway Valley Singers, drawn from several area communities including Morrisburg, Iroquois and Williamsburg, are a mixed choir with an extensive repertoire.

They traditionally hold Christmas and spring concerts every year. Sing With the Angels will present a program of both “sacred and secular music” according to director Jones. Some pieces will be very familiar to the audience, including ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘Rudolph’. Others may be less familiar, but no less exciting, such as ‘Un Flambeau’ and ‘Hanukkah Holiday’. One number should certainly intrigue and amuse.

The Singers will offer up ‘Christmas Can-Can’, a delightful and comic look at some of the…commercialism… of the holiday season, as well known carols are interspersed with phrases from Offenbach’s Orpheus.

The much anticipated Seaway Valley Singers concert at Iroquois United Church December 3, will celebrate the 2017 holiday season with wonderful music. After all, the choir has promised to Sing With the Angels.

Tickets to this concert are available at Pharmachoices in Morrisburg, Chesterville and Winchester, from choir members, or by contacting Bob Ruddock at 613-543-3863.