Holidays at Westminster Begins December 1

Annual festival of holiday music is one of the area's most popular events.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The annual Holidays at Westminster festival will begin Saturday, December 1 and continue through Sunday, December 15.  This year’s festival will focus on choral music.

It will begin with concerts by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir on Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the Westminster campus in Princeton.  Entitled Kling, Glöckchen, Kling, the concert will feature German Christmas music.  The program will include transcriptions of light classics, carols and folk songs performed on the world’s largest range of handbells.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

Four of Westminster’s choirs, organist Alan Morrison and Solid Brass, the renowned brass ensemble, will once again present An Evening of Readings and Carols in the grandeur of the Princeton University Chapel.  This spectacular evening will include seasonal readings and the opportunity for the audience to join the artists in singing Christmas carols.  Performances will be Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m.  Seating is very limited for both performances.  Tickets are $70, $55 and $40.

The Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir, conducted by Devin Mariman, will present a concert entitled De Colores: Christmas music from the African-American and Latino traditions, on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the Westminster Choir campus in Princeton.  The program will include African-American spirituals, villancicos and other Christmas songs from the U.S., Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

To order tickets call 609-921-2663 or go online to www.rider.edu/arts.  Most performances sell out, so advance purchase is highly recommended.

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