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Champlain Valley Voices And SUNY Plattsburgh Choral Union Present 'An American Christmas'

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2010) – The Champlain Valley Voices and SUNY Plattsburgh Choral Union, under the artistic direction of Dr. Karen Becker, will present a weekend of holiday music at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Dec. 11 and 12.The  Dec. 11 program,  "An American Christmas," will feature holiday favorites such as "I’ll Be Home for Christmas," "O Holy Night" and "Do You Hear What I Hear." The chorus will close with the traditional singing of "Silent Night."

Yana Groves will provide piano accompaniment.

"I designed this nostalgic program to recreate holiday memories for young and old alike," said Becker.

The following afternoon at 2 p.m., the chorus will host a "Messiah Sing-Along" with David Neiweem on the organ. All are welcome to join in the singing or sit and enjoy the music. Participants who have access to musical scores are asked to bring them. Additional copies will be provided.

"I hope this will be a big community event. For singers who do not have time to commit to choral rehearsals, this is a wonderful opportunity," said Becker.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 concert are $12 in advance at the following Plattsburgh locations: Baxter’s Bagels, 22 Brinkerhoff; Meyers Gifts,10 Plattsburgh Plaza, and the Corner-Stone Bookshop, 110 Margaret St. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.

For those wishing to attend the "Messiah Sing-Along," tickets are $5 with a non-perishable food donation to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Tickets will be sold only at the door.

For more information, call 518-564-2283.

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