November 26, 2014

Choraleers hit the stage Dec. 13

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STANDISH — The Arenac Choraleers has been bringing holiday joy since 1976 and will perform at the Standish-Sterling Central High School on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

The group’s director, Devin Chisholm, said the group would include more voices than ever during this year’s show.

“I think we’re really close to 70 voices this year,” he said, adding some songs will feature even more choraleers. “For two pieces we have the high school (Standish-Sterling) choir joining us. … It’s a voluntary thing for the high school kids, so we don’t know how many of their 60 kids we’ll get.”

However, he anticipates over 100 singers for the songs when the high school singers join the Choraleers.

Not only will the group welcome the additional choir members, but the concert will also feature a string quartet accompaniment, bell choir and possibly a jazz band accompaniment for “Jingle Bell Rock,” complete with drums and guitars.

“The music ranges from traditional Christmas carols to original works,” Chisholm said.

Mark Lundgren is providing piano accompaniment. The Choraleers will also perform in West Branch at the First United Methodist Church on Dec. 6. A reception will follow each show.

For tickets or more information, call the Northeast Michigan Arts Council at 989-846-9331, or call 989-846-6277.

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