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 ( or at the door. Visit the Solaris website for more information and to purchase tickets:

Solaris Vocal Ensemble is a Vermont based chamber choir of mixed voices dedicated to creating exciting and meaningful performances of outstanding choral repertoire.