Gold Canyon choir to perform Christmas concert Dec. 4-5


The Village Voices Choir will present its 22nd Annual Christmas Concert starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, at MountainBrook Village. The concert will be performed in the community’s Superstition Center, on MountainBrook Drive north of U.S. Highway 60 and across from the golf course.

This year’s theme is “Christmas Wishes.”  The 90-minute concert will feature religious, humorous and traditional Christmas music and songs.

Returning this year will be a visit from Santa and his merry elves who will be in charge of providing Christmas wishes for one and all. I believe Santa Claus hinted he will be available to greet audience members during intermission. So bring your cameras to have your picture taken with him,

This will be the eighth year that Karen Carnahan has complemented the choir as mistress of ceremonies with her delightful narration. She also will perform as Santa’s head elf.

“I can’t hold a note so I contribute with my other vocal skills,” she said.

Ms. Carnahan is too modest to mention her vocal skills of melodic projection and eloquent diction as well as her infectious sparkling smile.

“I enjoy  performing with other choir members in the skits that are written to accompany the choir’s theme. I’ve appeared as Mrs. Santa Claus, the Sugar Plum Fairy, a can-can dancer and many more and am looking forward to performing this year as Santa’s head elf,” she said.

Ms. Carnahan is also a very talented actress with the MountainBrook Village Theatre, having appeared in several play productions.

“I also enjoy my occasional off-script ad-libbing with the director which the audience always enjoys,” she said. “I especially enjoy the warm camaraderie with and among the members of the choir.”

The choir of 70 members will be performing under the direction of Patty Sobek. The choir will be accompanied by Marty Robison on the piano, who also will be featured in a solo during “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.”

This year the choir will be joined by at least 10 guest instrumentalists and a surprise appearance of a hippopotamus. The concert will provide a merry way to begin your Christmas festivities.

Open seating tickets are $8 each and include refreshments at intermission. Tickets are available at the MountainBrook Village office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets are also available at the door prior to each evening’s performance.

For more information, call the MountainBrook Village activity office at 480-983-5555.

Editor’s note: Bill Wash is the publicist for MountainBrook Village.

Bill Wash is the public relations manager for MountainBrook Village Voices and MountainBrook Village Theatre.

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