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Champlain Chorale to welcome holiday season

Concerts slated in Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga

The Champlain Valley Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga.

The Champlain Valley Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Champlain Valley Chorale will again present the sounds of the season in Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake.

The group will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga.

The concert theme this year is “The Very Best Time of Year.”

The Champlain Valley Strings will accompany the chorale on music from the holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a portion of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and the annual sing along of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.”

“The program features holiday favorites and instrumental pieces by the string group,” said Jeris French, chorale director.

Vaughn Watson will be the accompanist.

There is no charge for the concerts, but free will donations are appreciated.

Following the Ticonderoga concert the Carillon Garden Club will present “Holiday Magic” in church fellowship hall. Refreshment will be served. Flower displays and collections will be presented.

The Champlain Valley Chorale includes:

sopranos — Jill Brown, Grace Trombley, Jane Bassett, Merribeth Elling, Claire Best, Vivian DenBleyker, Martha Strum, Claudia Young, Julie Cogswell and Anne Charboneau

altos — Jeanne B. Thatcher, Beth Hanley, Marianne Major, Ruth Malaney, Kathy Hyatt, Katie Huestis, Ellen Ellithorpe, Joan Pulling, Penny Carr, Polleen Tyler and Dorthy Brauner

tenors — Richard Malaney, Bob Elling , Bonnie Reid , Jerry Treadway, Joseph Vilardo, Sue Liddell, Evan Gladding and Lloyd Burroughs

bass — Bill Westervelt, Jim Beaty, Bob Bartlett, Dick Barney, Bill Quinn and Bob Johnson.

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