An American Lessons and Carols
December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$7 – $20
The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (CAS) is presenting their 30th annual Lessons & Carols Concert at Racine’s First Presbyterian Church on the corner of College and 6th Streets on Friday, December 9th at 7 PM.
Experience one of the area’s most popular holiday traditions. For 30 years, people have come back again and again to experience the hope, joy, wonder, love, and peace of the Christmas story. This year’s presentation will feature selections with American connections. Carols old and new combined with traditional readings take us from the creation through prophecy, birth, wise men’s journey, and the unfolding mystery of the incarnation. Listen, sing along, and share the holiday spirit as we honor this revered tradition of song and the spoken word.
This program will feature music from US composers and poets. American composers Randall Thompson, Paul Manz, as well as a gospel presentation by the duo of Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory will bring a uniquely local flavor to this traditional English presentation. Familiar carols will have a fresh makeover by the innovative Jackson Berkey, arranger and keyboard player for the famous Manheim Steamroller.
“I love the Lessons and Carols program,” said founding CAS member Win Germanotta. “This year’s musical selections with so many American composers gives this cherished Christmas tradition a special flavor. It’s always touching to hear the Christmas story interwoven with music that brings out another level of meaning to those familiar words.” Germanotta has sung with the CAS for over 35 years. “We’ve done some wonderful Christmas concerts over the years, but this one is especially beautiful and memorable.”
The Choral Arts Society is in its 36th season of presenting live choral music programs. We are proud and happy to again be offering live music events. After so many months of isolation during the pandemic, being able to experience live music ignites a joy and sense of community that nurtures and heals. Join with the members of the CAS to share a wonderful and moving experience!
Tickets: Adult $18 in advance/$20 at the door, Senior $16 in advance/$18 at the door, Child $7. Advance tickets are available at Personal Touch by Julie Florist in Racine at 5445 Spring Street with cash or check or online at www.choralartsonline.org. To contact CAS: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-634-3250.
The Choral Arts Society is a volunteer, auditioned, community chorus established in 1987. CAS is committed to furthering its mission of making choral art come alive in our community.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the Racine Community Foundation, a grant from the Racine Arts Council ArtSeed Grants Program with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Racine Arts Council, and the generous support of individual donors and private foundations.