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Choir concert tonight and Sunday

When the curtain opens to David Clydesdale’s “Let’s Have a Christmas Celebration,” you should begin to feel the tingle of Christmas spirit.

The Pagosa Springs Community Choir, under the direction of Larry Elginer, will again present an offering of music for the Yuletide season, featuring many styles of music, many brand new for us, and also some old favorites.

Songs from past concerts include “Medieval Noel,” revealing strains of “Pat a Pan” and “Sing We Now of Christmas.”

A slightly jazzy arrangement of “The First Nowell,” and a favorite of many, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” are among our list of repeat performances.

We have some especially fine new arrangements this year, completing a full variety of styles and moods. Lloyd Larson’s Celtic setting of “I Saw Three Ships,” And “Festival Gloria” provide a variety of styles of “serious music,” while “North Pole Rock and Roll” is just plain fun.

One of our favorite new pieces is the haunting “The Darkest Night in December,” by Stephen Main, which features our outstanding accompanist, Venita Burch, playing the magical celeste accompaniment on piano.

One of the Jazz Choir’s new selections is called “Three Jazzy Bell Carols,” an arrangement of, you guessed it, three Christmas bell carols.

Don’t miss this night of Christmas music, mixed with a major ration of Christmas spirit.

The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec, 10, and Sunday, December 13, at 4 p.m., with both performances at the high school auditorium.

There is no charge for the concert, so bring your family and your friends.