The North Florida Women’s Chorale presents its annual Holiday performance on Friday, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica in St Augustine.
The chorale is under the directorship of Kerry Fradley, also the founder and director of the St. Augustine Youth Chorus. Kerry is committed to her passion for leading the chorale in remarkable musical compositions.
The chorale’s accompanist, Kathleen VandeBerg, provides her boundless expertise and experience of choral performance to enhance each member of the chorale’s devotion to performing wondrous music for their audiences.
Featured in the concert will be a major work, Magnificat, by a popular young Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen. His talent has created a Grammy nominated masterpiece for treble choir, string orchestra, and organ. The Gramophone magazine review of April, 2015, describes Arnesen’s Magnificat as “warmly compassionate music which positively glows with its soaring, beautifully arched melodic lines…..”
In addition to the Magnificat, the program will also include familiar and beloved carols and songs of the holiday season. An enjoyable portion of the concert is a joyous Christmas carol sing-along with those in the audience.
The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, go to www.womenschorale.org.
A note from Mike Sanflippo: If you wish to sing in the March Pops concert with the St. Augustine Community Chorus and have not yet registered, here is the link to do so: March 2017 Pops Concert Registration – Thank you and hope to see you at Memorial Presbyterian for the first rehearsal on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. for music pick up.