The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir’s 2017-18 season continues with their second concert, “On This Winter’s Night With You – An East Coast Christmas”,on December 9th. Two performances will take place at the Horton High School Performance Centre on December 9th (2:00pm and 7:00pm).
Further exploring the season’s central theme of “finding home” this Maritime kitchen party of a concert embraces Nova Scotia’s Celtic and folk roots and musical traditions. The choirs will perform traditional carols and Gaelic lullabies, arrangements by Great Big Sea, and music of the late great Ron Hynes and Rita McNeil.
The AVHC is excited to welcome two well-loved local favourites as guest artists. AVHC Alumna and singer-song writer, Sarah Pound, has written new music especially for these performances and will perform on her own and with the choirs.
This concert also incorporates a dramatic reading of “Shiny and New “ a short story by Newfoundland playwright Robert Chafe, narrated expertly by actor-director Mike Butler. This story tells of a tiny out-port community in Newfoundland welcoming a new immigrant family right at Christmastime. It is funny and heart-warming, and will truly get you into the spirit of the season!
Enjoy a glass of hot cider at intermission and bake sale treats will also be available to stock your pantry! Please kick back and relax, and join us for this fun, light-hearted celebration of “down home” music and stories that celebrate not only our traditional roots, but our generous Maritime hearts.
Tickets can be purchased here by clicking the TicketPro button below or at any Ticketpro location in the valley (www.ticketpro.ca), and are $15 for adults and $5 for students/children (plus Ticketpro fees) or $20/$10 at the door if available.