Christmas Around The World by The Allegheny Chorale at St James Evangelical Church, Altoona



 Allegheny Chorale will present two Christmas concerts featuring music with an international flare.


In December the choir will present CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD. Joining the seventy-five plus voices of the local adult choir will be various musicians adding to the mood and quality of the program.


            The Christmas concerts are scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Tyrone at the First Presbyterian Church at 102 W 13th Street and on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1407 8th Avenue in Altoona. Admission is free. There will be a reception for the audience after the concert at each venue.

Director Deborah Estright set up a program of Christmas music by highlighting its origins. Karen Mayhew, Assistant Director, will lead the group for several songs. Accompanist Anna Myers has been with the group since the inception in 1984 and Susan Daly, Assistant Accompanist for the past eight years, will add piano accompaniment.


            Flute will add an ethereal quality to several numbers. Debbie Sakmar of Hollidaysburg will be the primary flutist. A graduate of Indiana University of PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Tyrone Community Players veteran, Debbie has taught music classes in several local private schools. Debbie presently enjoys teaching lesson, playing in pit orchestras for local productions, and playing in music groups at Calvary Baptist Church, Altoona.


            Allegheny Chorale alto Kathy Fink, who learned the flute in the public schools in California where she grew up, will add her flute on the finale.  Paul Turner’s percussion will add extra flavor to many of the program pieces.


The organization is currently governed by a Board of Directors currently led by President Beth Rossi; Charlotte Cooper, Vice President; Nancy Robinson, Treasurer; and Lori Stimer, Secretary.  The board is completed by members Susan Daly, Carl Schmidt, Marlene Stimer and Jason White.


This concert is a great way to launch into the holiday season. Come out and enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer with Allegheny Chorale.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm