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Kennett Symphony Presents Holiday Concert


The Kennett Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green, presents ?Visions of Sugarplums? at Kennett High School Auditorium on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 8pm.

The Kennett Symphony’s annual holiday concert is a family tradition in Chester County.  This year’s Voice Competition winner, Kimberly Christie, and 70 gifted singers from the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus will join our professional orchestra in seasonal favorites.

The program opens with Morton Gould’s festive Serenade of Carols and continues with the Children’s Chorus in Elgar’s The Snow, a setting of poetry by his beloved wife, Alice.  Soprano Kimberly Christie will perform Regnava nel silenzio from ?Lucia di Lammermoor,”  Schubert’s beloved Ave Maria, and Leonard Bernstein’s virtuoso Glitter and Be Gay from ?Candide.?

The second half of the program will be the entire second act from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Nutcracker. The young Clara is transported to the magical castle of the Sugarplum Fairy with the Nutcracker who has been transformed into a handsome prince.  The second act is a celebration in Clara’s honor, with a series of vignettes that include some of Tchaikovsky’s most memorable and beloved music.

Praised by the Washington Post for her ?uninhibited movement and shining vocal abilities,” soprano Kimberly Christie received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University.

The Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus has been enriching the lives of children through exceptional repertoire and energizing choral activities since 1990.  Founded by Karen L. Markey as an educational outreach of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County, the Children’s Chorus is in residence at West Chester University.  Led by Artistic and Executive Director, Eileen Keller, the Children’s Chorus gives qualified singers an opportunity to perform excellent, age-appropriate repertoire that is culturally and musically diverse.  Numbering more than 90 singers, the choristers represent public, private, parochial, charter, and home schools in Chester County, Lancaster County, and the Northern Delaware Region.

Single ticket prices are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, students are $5.  Subscriptions are available featuring a variety of packages and prices as well as group discounts.  Free parking.  For complete information visit www.kennettsymphony.org or call the Kennett Symphony at 610.444.6363.