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Greenbrier Valley Chorale Christmas Concert coming up Sunday

Lewisburg, W. Va.:  For many residents of the Greenbrier Valley, the annual Christmas Concert by the Greenbrier Valley Chorale is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season.  This year's concert, entitled Sing We Noel, is set for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Street in Lewisburg, W. Va. 

The program will open with a relatively new work, Gloria Fanfare, by American composer Jeffrey L. Ames.  This exuberant proclamation of "Glory to God in the Highest" is filled with excitement and joy as it celebrates the birth of Christ.
The program continues with René Clausen's moving arrangement of O Holy Night, followed by Morten Lauridsen's haunting O Magnum Mysterium.             
The choir will then perform another newer work, the gentle lullaby Dormi, Jesu! by Mark Sirett, followed by Christmas Night, with words by John Rutter set to a Sixteenth Century French melody.
A traditional American hymn, Christ the Appletree, arranged by Stanford Scriven, will be followed by an exhilarating arrangement of Sing We Noel by Noȅl Goemanne.  Joyful rumba rhythms infuse Bob Chilcott's Where Riches Is Everlastingly.  Mack Wilberg's majestic arrangement of The First Nowell is the final sacred selection on the program.  The concert will conclude with an over-the-top arrangement of Jerry Herman's We Need a Little Christmas from the musical Mame. 
The Greenbrier Valley Chorale has excited audiences with its musical excellence and versatility for more than 20 years.  The ensemble is conducted by Barbara Lutz and accompanied on the piano by Teresa Bryant.  The singers are volunteers ranging from advanced high school students to retirees.  They hail from Greenbrier, Monroe and Raleigh Counties in West Virginia and Alleghany County in Virginia.  
Reserved seats will be available, and tickets are available for purchased now at the Carnegie Hall Box office, through the Chorale's website,, or through the Carnegie Hall website,  Tickets are $12 for adults.  Students in grades K-12 will be admitted free, but must have ticket to assure a seat.  The group also will perform at Tamarack in Beckley at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, as part of the Sundays at Two series.
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