If you are interested in performing a solo on the concert see Line Solo and Feature details in the categories on the right.
Please arrive early (7:00 pm) to register for membership and to meet with your friends both old and new. Everyone who wishes to participate including former members must register even if you sang last season. You may take the music home with you after rehearsal if you have registered and paid your membership registration fee otherwise you must turn the music in before you leave when the rehearsal is concluded. Another benefit of paying your registration fee entitles you to receive a free sample recording on a CD of all of the concert music we will be singing this season.
Registered members should write the selection numbers on the front of each piece as indicated below or from the Concert Order document that you will also receive. The reason for this is that after the first rehearsal the music will very likely not be worked on in any particular order. Numbering the selections will make it easier to quickly find what you need during the rehearsal. If we happen to run out of music packets more music will be ordered and it should arrive within a week to ten days.
Full sample recordings of all of the songs on our concert program are available on this website under "Songs We're Singing" and on a sample music CD that will be provided once you have registered. The following is a listing in concert order of the choir selections.
All selections will be directed by the Resident Director Lee Irwin Culbreth or the Assistant Director George Boyd
- Silent Night, Holy Night arr. Mark Hayes
- Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Dan Forrest
- Mary Had a Baby/Joyful Joyful arr. Roger Emerson
- Rise Up Shepherds arr. Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi
- Kneel with the Shepherds arr. Patti Drennan
- Angel Alleluias arr. Jean Anne Shafferman
- Noel Fanfare arr. Patti Drennan
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing arr. Dan Forrest
- The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth arr. Jay Althouse
- I'll Be Home for Christmas arr. Mark Hayes
- At Christmas arr. Mac Huff
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas arr. Mark Hayes
- We Wish You the Merriest arr. Mac Huff
- Holiday Road arr. Roger Emerson
- Jingle All the Way arr. David Clydesdale
- It Will Always Be Christmas To Me arr. Phillip Keveren
Just a little discussion about rehearsal etiquette. First of all we do want you to have fun and enjoy yourself during the rehearsal but keep in mind that the primary reason for being there is to sing not talk. So, for that reason you are strongly encouraged to come early to make and visit with friends. You also have an opportunity to visit during the break and immediately following the rehearsal. Once the rehearsal begins please do not talk particularly immediately after the director stops the music to make a comment. Frequently a lot of people will blurt out comments which are lost in the clamor of noise as several people try to speak at once. Best practice is if you have a question or have an additional comment to make about the music please wait to be recognized by the director. Just a reminder from your perspective it may not seem disruptive if you begin to speak to your neighbor softly but in fact no matter how quietly you speak it impacts the noise level in the room even if you speak very softly and the more people that speak at the same time the louder the noise level gets. So once again please quell the urge to talk while the rehearsal is in progress.