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Skaneateles High Choral to present annual Holiday Concert

The concert will feature the combined Concert Choir performing music seasonal music including "Sleigh Bells," arranged by Earlene Rentz; "Gaudeamus Hodie," also by Arlene Rentz; and "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind", by John Rutter, based on text from Shakespeare's As You L:ike It.

The Grade 9-10 Treble Choir will be singing "Ever In My Heart," by Audrey Snyder, Words adapted from "Parting," by Charlotte Bront ; "The Bells", by John Leavitt, based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe; and "Colors of Winter", by Amy F. Bernon.

The SCS Madrigal Choir will perform "Ring the Bells on Christmas Day," by Donald Moore, and featuring the Skaneateles HS Bell Choir; "Deck the Hall," arranged by Paul Brandavik; and "Wintertime Cheer" by Jay Althouse.

The Women's Chamber Choir will also perform, singing"Jing-a-ling, Jing-a-ling" by Paul Smith, made famous by the Andrews Sisters; "Low, How a Rose," arranged by Jerome W Malek; and "How Can I Keep from Singing," arranged by Robert Hugh.

A Select Men's Group will sing a four handed piano arrangement of "Ding Dong Merrily on High," featuring our outstanding accompanists Mrs. Anna Egert and Mrs. Barbara Mushock.

The High school Bell Choir "Un-BELL-ievables" will present several Christmas carols, as well as accompany the madrigal choir and perform an original holiday medley arranged Senior Kelly Dunn.

The concert features a combined work by W.A. Mozart, "Regina Coeli" with all of the groups as well as vocal soloists and instrumentalists.

The program will conclude with the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's oratorio, Messiah. As always Community members and alumni are invited to participate in the finale.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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