FOR RELEASE Week Ending December 14
Solaris Vocal Ensemble
Solaris Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concerts
Solaris Vocal Ensemble presents holiday concerts in three venues – Waterbury, Charlotte, and Burlington on December 14, 15, and 16, 2018. The choral ensemble, led by Artistic Director Dr. Dawn O. Willis, will be joined by guest instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated, Vermont based flutist Karen Kevra. Solaris also hosts, in its Waterbury concert, Harwood Union High School honors choir I Cantori.
The holiday-themed program, “Christmas with Solaris” includes festive selections for mixed voices with flute, organ, and four-hand piano. Kevra, in addition to solo turns, joins the ensemble for Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day, and to premiere a stunning new arrangement of the beloved carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by Vermont composer James Stewart. James is familiar to many as a regular host on Vermont Public Radio Classical. The performance also includes portions of Antonin Dvorak’s Mass in D Major, plus seasonal works by Rachmaninoff, by Robert DeCormier, David Dusing, Dale Warland and more.
The concerts will be held on Friday, December 14th at the Waterbury Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 15th at Charlotte United Church of Christ at 7:30pm; and on Sunday, December 16th at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students, infants under one year free. Tickets can be purchased at the Flynn Theatre Box Office (Flynntix.org) or at the door. Visit the Solaris website for more information and to purchase tickets: www.SolarisEnsemble.org.
Solaris Vocal Ensemble is a Vermont based chamber choir of mixed voices dedicated to creating exciting and meaningful performances of outstanding choral repertoire.