For the City Times
The Wisconsin Rapids Area Community Choir will perform their annual Holiday Concert entitled “Sounds of the Season” on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The performance begins at 4:00 PM at the First Congregational Church on 311 2nd Street. The choir will perform a variety of new and traditional holiday music. As part of the ensemble’s holiday concert tradition, the Choir will encourage the audience to sing along on some favorite Christmas carols. The Choir is under the direction of Cyd Cooper and accompanied on piano by Sara Rifleman.
The concert will include selections such as “Winter Wonderland,” “In Winter,” “Bidi Bom,” “A Classic Christmas” which features selections from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” and “An Iriving Berlin Christmas” which includes White Christmas, Snow and Happy Holiday; and many other seasonal and holiday arrangements.
Following the concert there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and punch. The concert is free and open to the public though free-will donations will be accepted at the doors before and after the performance.
The Wisconsin Rapids Area Community Choir has been a not-for-profit organization since 2004. The ensemble rehearses twice each month and meets from September through December and January through May. Interested singers may contact Sara Rifleman at 715-887-2392 for more information on joining the ensemble in 2016.