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Crescent Singers Present Yuletide Concert on Saturday, December 16

Crescent Singers during rehearsal
Artistic Director, Dr. Deborah S. King Credits: Bing D. Bills
Conductor, Dr. Deborah S. King, with long-time singers and board members of Crescent Concerts, Westfield residents Drude and Glen Crane Credits: Bing D. Bills

Crescent Concerts presents the 46th annual “Yuletide by Candlelight” concert on Saturday, December 16 at 5:00 pm in the historic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.  This free concert of anthems and carols is a holiday gift to the community featuring the renowned Crescent Singers.  Making her debut with the Crescent Singers is conductor Dr. Deborah S. King who is also the Artistic Director of Crescent Concerts and the Crescent Choral Society.  The Singers will be accompanied by noted pianist and organist, Eric Olsen.

The theme of this year’s concert is “A Rose in Winter” with music by Britten, Rutter, and a host of other composers known for their Christmas anthems.  A special highlight and tradition of this annual candlelit concert is audience participation in singing several of the beloved Christmas carols of the season.

Surrounding communities are encouraged to attend this special concert as the Crescent Singers raise their voices in holiday songs.  Invite your family and friends to join, and let Crescent Concerts wish you a Merry Christmas!

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General admission is free and no tickets are required.  Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church is located on Watchung Avenue at East Seventh Street in Plainfield, New Jersey.  Ample free, secure parking is available.  For more information call 908-756-2468 or visit www.crescentconcerts.org for this concert and upcoming events.  You can also find Crescent Concerts on Facebook.

 

About Crescent Concerts:

Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to the residents of the City of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Under the superb musical direction of Dr. Deborah S. King, programming for our concert series is wonderfully diverse including solo voice and instrumental performances, chamber groups, and full choral/orchestral spectaculars.  Crescent Concerts is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all.  If you require a special accommodation, please do not hesitate to ask at the concert or call in advance at 909-756-2468 (9am-4pm). Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

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