FALLBROOK – The holiday season is here and the Fallbrook Chorale is busy putting the finishing touches on their gift to the community. This year’s concert, “A Wonderful Child,” will be held on December 12 at 2 p.m. at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center on the Fallbrook High School campus.
It promises to bring the joy of Christmas into its listeners hearts with a wonderful collection of familiar carols sung by the Chorale as well as a delightful assortment of solos, small vocal ensembles and instrumentals. The Fallbrook Wind and String Ensembles, a local group directed by Barbara Martin, will join the Chorale in the annual event.
This will be the Chorale’s third Christmas concert under the direction of Art Blodgett. The group is larger than it’s ever been with an enrollment of 52 voices. Gifted pianist Jean Dixon, who has been accompanying the group for many years, is still working her magic at the piano and will be joined on some of the numbers by instrumentalists Mark Phelps on bass and John Will on the drums.
In addition to the Christmas concert, local residents can hear the Chorale caroling along the historical downtown area on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. as well as in the Christmas Parade on Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The Fallbrook Chorale, a non-profit group, practices on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church at 731 South Stage Coach Lane. For additional information, visit http://www.fallbrookchorale.org or call (760) 390-9726. Newcomers are heartily welcomed.