WINONA LAKE — The annual “Christmas in the Village: Glad Tidings” choral and instrumental Christmas concert scheduled for Dec. 13 is now virtual.
The concert, featuring singers from the Classic Arts Program at Grace College and members of the Symphony of the Lakes, had originally been scheduled for the Winona Heritage Room in Winona Lake.
The free program is set to be live-streamed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. Viewers may log on here.
In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, several alterations have been made. The number of musicians has been reduced, especially singers and wind players. The length of the performance has been reduced, per the recommendation of the American Choral Directors’ Association.
This unique Christmas celebration includes an orchestra, vocal soloists and a choir. This hybrid concert will not be like anything else you have experienced thus far. It is also your chance to hear that live, large music ensemble that you have been missing in 2020.
A kaleidoscope of colors, this concert will include small group jazz renditions of favorite popular holiday songs as well as orchestral and choral renditions of classic sacred works.
Sponsored jointly by Grace College, Classic Arts Program and the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, the program will include some numbers recorded before students left campus, according to Classic Arts President Judie Meulink. Dr. Ardis Faber is the conductor for the program.