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Connecticut Choral Society To Open Holiday Series With Newtown Performance

Published: December 7, 2017

The Connecticut Choral Society invites the public to join them in welcoming the hectic holiday season with a song.

“The Gift of Christmas,” a beautiful and inspiring concert program designed to help listeners relax from the holiday hustle, will begin a three-performance weekend on Friday, December 8, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown.

“‘The Gift of Christmas’ is presented as if you are listening to your favorite holiday play list,” said Eric Dale Knapp, artistic director and conductor for CCS. “It is filled with ancient and modern sounds that range from classic to contemporary.”

“Our concerts are a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit,” said Jill Heidel, Connecticut Choral Society board of trustees president. “We encourage the audience to share in the fun by singing along to some classic holiday favorites.”

The concert features the 53-voices of Connecticut Choral Society, along with guests Erika Bourque, mezzo-soprano; Manuel Alvarez, baritone; and pianist Linda Sweetman-Waters, all under the direction of Maestro Knapp.

Concerts will be at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, on Friday, December 8, at 8 pm; and Saturday, December 9, at 3 pm, also at Trinity; and then Sunday, December 10, at 3 pm, at North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North in Woodbury.

Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for youth/seniors and may be purchased online at or at Villarina in Southbury and Newtown and Woodbury Drug in Woodbury. At the doors, tickets will be an additional $5 each.

For additional information, visit or call 888-927-2933.





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