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DCS to present 'A Christmas Journey' Dec. 15 at Schwartz Center

Dec 03, 2013

The Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. James Wilson, will present "A Christmas Journey" at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover. The concert features a compilation of contemporary and sacred Christmas music, including songs by Rachmaninoff, Holst, Rutter, Schütz, Britten and many more.

The Bell Choir from St. Andrew's Lutheran Church will join the DCS for Mack Wilberg’s “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In,” an addition that brings the piece to life. Eugene Nelson and Patrick Heath, students from Wesley College, accompany the group on drums for "Betelehemu," a Nigerian Christmas carol composed by Babatunde Olatunji and arranged by Wendell Whalum. DCS member Joanne Carrico will play her fife on John Rutter’s "Shepherd’s Pipe Carol," and the First State Brass will join the DCS on "Hymn to the Virgin," a hauntingly beautiful piece by Benjamin Britten.

The performance will take place as part of the Delaware Choral Society’s new partnership with the Schwartz Center for the 2013-14 season.

Tickets prices are $12 for children under 18, $22 for seniors and $25 for adults. They may be purchased at the Schwartz Center box office at 302-678-5152, at www.schwartzcenter.com or at www.delawarechoralsociety.org. Group tickets for 15 or more receive a 10 percent discount. For any other questions, email info@delawarechoralsociety.org. If the event is not sold out, tickets may also be available at the door.

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