Annapolis Valley Honour Choir celebrates Celtic, East Coast musical roots in winter concert
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 Saturday, December 9. 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 by 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-songwriter 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. To carry the connection from the AVHC’s October concert, which honoured those around the world searching all over for a sense of home, 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!
Two performances will take place at the Horton High School Performance Centre on December 9 (2:00pm and 7:00pm). Enjoy a glass of hot cider at intermission. 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 online at avhc.ca or at any Ticketpro location in the valley (ticketpro.ca), and are $15 for adults and $5 for students/children (plus Ticketpro fees) or $20/$10 at the door, if available. For further concert information or AVHC news, check the website avhc.ca