The Kenosha Chamber Choir, which last performed in December 2019, started rehearsing again in September and is now ready to present a Christmas concert.
The performance will take place on Sunday, December 5th at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 5900 Seventh Avenue in downtown Kenosha.
Tickets are $ 5. A family pass that allows two adults and children is $ 20.
“As with so many performing groups, the Kenosha Chamber Choir was never able to perform its 2020 Spring Concert due to COVID and only recently resumed the meeting in September,” said Jerome Hogan. “These committed singers have been rehearsing every Monday evening since September 13 and are rehearsed with masks for a total of 28 hours. This was done out of great caution, along with proof of vaccination and social distancing.
“We hope that the singers will perform without masks at the concert,” he said, adding, “We hope that the community will support us, even if we feel the need to ask the audience to put on masks for the year and a half carry hours of the concert. “
Hogan and his wife Debra were hired as a team in 2019 to oversee the community choir.
“Debra and I plan the music and programs together,” said Jerome Hogan. “She is the companion and I am the conductor of the group.”
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The program includes traditional Christmas carols such as “Here We Come A Caroling”, “Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Sing We Now of Christmas”. ”
A grouping of Alfred Burt’s Christmas carols is also on the program. Burt was an American composer who sent his family and friends cards with newly composed Christmas carols on the back for Christmas.
The program ends with three selections by Dan Forrest: “There Is Faint Music”, “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” and “Silent Night”.
“Audiences may remember that we performed the first two of these selections at our Christmas 2019 concert,” said Hogan. “They turned out to be darlings of audiences and singers alike. This year we added his rearranged ‘Silent Night’ to create a grouping of Forrest’s pieces. He has a knack for engaging the audience in the music through his arrangements innovative way. “
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