The Concert Singers Present
The Concert Singers announce their thirty-third set of holiday concerts. The first half of each concert will be the well-known and beloved Gloria as well as the less well known, but no less beautiful Magnificat of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. Also featured will be Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto #455 performed by Amy Dinsmore. All pieces will be accompanied by professional Boston area soloists, and a chamber ensemble of fourteen instrumentalists. The second half of the concert is “POPS style,” featuring arrangements of popular Christmas and Hanukah selections, a few novelty numbers, and audience sing-along.
The first performance is on Friday evening, November 30th, 8:00 pm, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 101 Forest Avenue, Swampscott. The repeat of this event will be Sunday afternoon, December 2nd, 2:30 pm, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 571 Boston Street, West Lynn. These concerts are free of charge and both venues are handicap-accessible.
William C. Sano of Salem has been music director of the Concert Singers for twenty-six years. Sano is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, teaches for the Salem State Explorers LLI, and is former music supervisor in the Marblehead Public Schools. The chorus’ accompanist is Margaret J. Dee, a charter member of the Concert Singers, former music teacher in Danvers Public Schools, and currently organist of Our Lady Church in Lynnfield. The fifty-plus chorus members hail from seventeen cities and towns north of Boston, as well as two members from Pembroke and Plymouth on the South Shore! These concerts are funded in part by LynnArts, Inc., and the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.
For further information please call Margaret Oleson at 781-639-4558 or Bill Sano at 978-744-4787.