Lake Region Select Choir holiday concert at St. Mark’s this Sunday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — This Sunday, December 13, at 3 p.m., the very talented youth from the Lake Region Select Choir will present their 3rd Annual Holiday Concert for the Now Playing Newport Music Series.

Dr. Sara Doncaster is the Music Director and Mark Violette will be the accompanist. The program will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at Second Street, in Newport.

The program is part of the Series Youth Programs and is open to the public and admission is free.

“We were happy to bring them to the Series in 2013, the first time they performed outside of the gym at Lake Region, and is now an annual tradition,” Jim McKimm, executive Director of Now Playing Newport said.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the great work that Doncaster does with the Lake Region Music Program are welcome.

Cookies and punch will be served following the program.

The show will be a perfect way to bring in the Holiday Season and support this great Music Program. This is the last program of the Series for 2015.

The Third Season begins on January 3rd with the Annual Swinging Epiphany Celebration with the 18 piece Swing North Big Band.

Selections for the program include: “I Saw Three Ships” – Traditional Carol, “Noel”(text in the African Kituba dialect), “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods, “I Got Rhythm” by George & Ira Gershwin, “Hine Ma Tov” – Hebrew Folk Song, “Awake Sweet Love” – Renaissance Madrigal by John Dowland, Men’s Ensemble – Nat King Cole’s “L.O.V.E.”, Women’s Ensemble – SSAA Arrangement of “My True Love Hath My Heart” by John Rutter, and Soloists performing art songs and arias in Italian and English. Singers are: Soprano – Emily Klar, Olivia LeBlanc, Emma Strange, April Streeter; Alto – Phoebe Barker, Karamae Hayman-Jones, Bianca MacKay, Jade Piette; Baritone – Nathaniel Chambers, Jade Dennison, Hunter Duuette, Ryan Streeter.

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