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Fishers Community Chorus debuts Christmas concert Dec. 2

Writer & Photographer / Jocelyn Vare

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit . It is perfectly acceptable to install your outdoor Christmas lights in early November. It’s okay to purchase tinsel while pumpkins are still on display. And, according to 60 people in Fishers, it is a joy to sing Christmas carols in August.

The participants of the Fishers Community Chorus have been rehearsing for an all-new Christmas concert since the summer. They are preparing for a December holiday performance that will be a first for the Fishers community.

“STAR Financial Bank presents the Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” will be performed on Saturday, December 2, at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Fishers. The concert will feature 60 voices performing traditional sacred Christmas music and fun holiday favorites, accompanied by a live orchestra. This is the ensemble’s first ticketed show and first full performance with an orchestra.

The chorus is also proud to announce their first community sponsor of a performance. STAR Financial Bank is the title sponsor of the holiday concert and has donated $3,500 to the Fishers Community Chorus.

“This is the first time that STAR Financial Bank has partnered with a choir,” says Gavin Fisher, Vice-President, Senior Retail Sales Officer. “We are proud to join with the Fishers Community Chorus to share the sounds of the holiday season with our community.”

To welcome all area families to the performance, admission is free for children 18 years old and younger. Adult admission is $10. The “STAR Financial Bank’s Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” will also help serve the community by initiating a food drive to benefit local food pantries. Concert-goers are encouraged to donate canned or boxed food items at the Cornerstone Lutheran Church drop-off site during the performance.

“The Fishers Community Chorus was designed to bring music to the community and bring neighbors together who share a love of music,” says Schuyler Brinson, Artistic Director and Conductor. “Holiday music is always a favorite, and we’ve created an entertaining program to kick off the season.”

The “STAR Financial Bank’s Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” is the ensemble’s first of three holiday events this year. On Friday, December 8, the Fishers Community Chorus will be a featured performer at the White River Chamber Orchestra’s 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza in Noblesville. Also in December, the choir will spread holiday cheer with Christmas caroling performances in the lobby of Community Hospital North in Castleton.

Since it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit, now’s the time to plan to attend upcoming local musical performances. The Fishers Community Chorus will share the sounds of the season with all of the community. The performance will serve as a respite from the holiday hustle and bustle to celebrate this magical time of year with family, friends and song.

Upcoming Holiday Performances

STAR Financial Bank presents the Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E 116th St, Fishers
$10/Adult. Children under 18 are free.
The concert will feature 60 voices performing the sounds of the season — traditional sacred Christmas music and fun holiday favorites accompanied by a live orchestra. Please bring packaged food products to donate to local food pantry.

FishersChorus.org

White River Chamber Orchestra’s 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College Auditorium, 300 N. 17th Street, Noblesville
$22/Adult. $3/Children under 18. $16 early bird tickets available through November 22. $19 early bird tickets available November 23-December 1.
Dr. Keith Kunda conducts the White River Chamber Orchestra in a holiday concert featuring the Fishers Community Chorus, vocal soloists and piano soloist Nancy Matt, as well as Christmas music from the past 300 years and an audience sing-along.
FishersMusicWorks.org

Coming Home – A Nickel Plate Players Christmas Cabaret
Friday-Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Theatre at the Fort, 8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence
$20/Adults. $18/Seniors. $18/Students. $15/Veterans.
Classic Christmas songs, timeless holiday melodies and a brand-new song are featured in an original story about a singer/songwriter who longs to be with family for the holidays. Presented by Nickel Plate Players, a Fishers-based, Hamilton County theater company.
NickelPlatePlayers.com

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