The sounds of the season will fill the halls of the Count Basie Center for the Arts when the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus takes the stage to perform Joy to the World on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. Following the wide-spread acclaim of last year’s holiday concert, the chorus will present an expanded edition of Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau’s Christmas Suite.
Concert-goers will enjoy holiday favorites including O Holy Night, Silent Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Deck the Hall. Dr. Brandau’s hauntingly beautiful arrangement of Auld Lang Syne will be featured as well, and this year’s rendition of the Suite will include a plethora of choruses from Handel’s beloved Messiah, and Bach’s brilliant Magnificat. “The holiday concert is always our favorite performance of the year,” said Dr. Brandau. “It’s joy to perform these classic melodies in a re-imagined way and, of course, it is always a thrill to return to the pages of Messiah and the Magnificat.”
The performance will take place at the historic Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets for premium seating are $45 adult, $40 senior, $35 group (10 or more), $15 student. Tickets for regular seating are $30 adult, $27 senior, $25 group, $10 student. Tickets and information are available at www.monmouthcivicchours.org or (732) 933-9333.
The chorus of nearly 100-voices strong will be joined by professional soloists and orchestra for the performance. Monmouth Civic Chorus’ annual holiday concert has become a Christmas tradition over the years and is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season. It won’t be Christmas without it!
Event title: Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite
Event sponsor: Monmouth Civic Chorus
Date and time: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Location: Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tickets: Premium - $45 adult, $40 senior, $35 group (10 or more), $15 student;
Regular - $30 adult, $27 senior, $25 group, $10 student