Brevard Chorale and Vocal Choral Ensemble to Present ‘Christmas, Secular and Sacred’ Dec. 1
By Space Coast Daily // November 16, 2021
Ensemble will kick off first show in Titusville
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – James Boyles and the 60-member mixed voices of the Brevard Chorale and Vocal Choral Ensemble will kick off the holiday season when they present, Christmas, Secular, and Sacred, in two Brevard locations.
On Wednesday, December 1, the group will be welcomed at 7 p.m. at The Great Outdoors RV-Nature & Golf Resort in Titusville. The Titusville choral concert is free of charge and will be held at the resort’s Community Church at 144 Plantation Drive.
The audience can expect to hear a sleighful of seasonal favorites such as “Autumn Leaves,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Beloved carols and sacred works include “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night” and “A Christmas Prayer.”
The Chorale will also present some unique Advent songs, along with a delightful mashup combining “Jingle Bells” and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Sopranos Gretchen McGaffic and Connie Maltby will be highlighted in solo performances.
The second performance of Christmas, Secular and Sacred is on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Simpkins Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Florida State College, 1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
Admission to Christmas, Secular, and Sacred at EFSC are $10 for adults and seniors; $5 for students.
Both performances will be accompanied by pianist, Jean Black and are dedicated to long-time Chorale members, Arlan Ropp and Faye Hammond.
For more information about the Brevard Chorale or Christmas, Secular and Sacred, visit BrevardChorale.org or call 321-501-0833.
Under the direction of Boyles, the 60-voice Chorale is an all-volunteer group of mixed-voice adults from Central and North Brevard who enjoy singing quality choral music.
The Chorale has been on an extended hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boyles explains why Christmas, Secular and Sacred is the perfect Christmas concert for this year –of all years.
“Everyone is ready to embrace the holidays again after two very difficult years,” said Boyles. “Our members are really happy to be singing once more, especially these beautiful Christmas favorites. We hope this concert will serve as a reminder to folks that this is a season of joy.”
The Chorale is one of two community choruses sponsored by the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Eastern Florida State College.
For membership information or concert schedules for the Brevard Chorale, visit BrevardChorale.org or call 321-501-0833.s
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