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Willapa Chorale gives Christmas concert at Raymond Theatre

Show takes place 7 p.m. Dec. 3

Published on November 29, 2017 2:55PM

The Willapa Chorale performs at a previous Christmas concert.

Courtesy David E. Gauger

The Willapa Chorale performs at a previous Christmas concert.

RAYMOND, WASH. — The Willapa Harbor Chorale presents “Noel” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the historic Raymond Theatre (323 Third St., Raymond, Washington). Nearly 40 singers and instrumentalists will performing the chorale’s 48th annual Christmas concert.

A partial list of music ringing in the Christmas season includes “Gloria in excelsis Deo” by Mark Hayes, and Norman Luboff’s “Still, Still, Still.”

The chorale also will perform “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst and Christina Rossetti. The program features a full roster of many familiar Christmas carols.

The chorale director is Rick Gauger with James Worlton piano accompanists with support from Kathy Holland. Additional instrumental support is provided by flutist Connie Bevington, violist Ryan Worlton and Lew Chapman on brass. Percussionists Chapman and Roger Lauckhart will keep toes tapping.

The concert is free, though donations are accepted during intermission. The chorale invites everyone to a reception following the concert.


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