There will be a $3 per person entrance fee into the park. Jeff Brewer is the assistant director of the chorus and Nona Schorp is the accompanist.
The chorus will present the Christmas Story in Song and will open the concert with an exciting piece entitled “Festival of Carols,” which includes a number of well-known and beloved Christmas carols. With the beginning of the Advent season, the chorus will perform “Awaken and Prepare Us” and end the first section of the concert with a rousing “Festive Hosanna to the King of Kings.”
Opening the second section of the concert will be a song sung in Latin as in the large cathedrals in Europe. The song, “Hodie, Christus Natus Est” (“Today Christ is Born”) sung in the Mission gives the audience the ambience of a European cathedral with its fine acoustics. The next song the chorus will perform tells of the angels from the realm of glory on the day Christ was born. They sang “come and worship Christ the newborn King.” “Carol of the Angels” will be accompanied by Lindsay Ray on the violin.
Brewer will direct the chorus members as they sing “Angels Sing Gloria, Never-Ending Peace,” with soprano solo sung by Leah Brewer, and “Love Came There.”
The chorus will change the mood of the concert as the singers perform popular Christmas songs such as “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” with tenor solo by Matthew Wagner, and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” To close this section of the concert, the chorus will sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with soprano solos by Dr. Nancy Jones and Sally Friedlander.
Dr. Lee said that anyone not able to go to Goliad on Dec. 1 will have the opportunity to attend the Christmas concert in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Coastal Bend College on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be free and open to the public. A reception at the end of the concert will be held in the choir room.