Mohawk Valley Chorus season set

Theresa Jackson leading the Mohawk Valley Chorus kids during rehearsal. (Photo submitted)

Theresa Jackson leading the Mohawk Valley Chorus kids during rehearsal. (Photo submitted)

AMSTERDAM — The Mohawk Valley Chorus kicks off its 82nd season with its annual Christmas concert series in Scotia on Friday, Johnstown on Saturday and Amsterdam on Sunday.

Tickets are available, in advance from chorus members, and at the door before each performance at 8 p.m. Friday, at the Scotia Reformed Church, 224 N. Ballston Ave.; 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnstown High School; and 3 p.m. Sunday, at Amsterdam High School.

At the Johnstown location, audience members will be treated to a special performance by the Johnstown High School Christmas Winds, starting at 6:30 p.m. At Amsterdam High School, a special performance by the select choir starts at 2:30 p.m.

Santa Claus will be greeting guests at the door at all three concert locations.

David M. Rossi directs the chorus in a presentation of Benjamin Britten’s cantata “A Ceremony of Carols,” with guest artist Lydia Zotto performing on the harp, as well as seasonal favorites such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Bradley Gregg accompanies on piano, joined by drummer Lenny Tobler and bassist Tony Riccobono.

The concerts include performances by the kids choir, under the direction of Theresa Jackson, and the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensemble, directed by Stephanie Boice. Amanda Grab is the MVC Kids accompanist.

Tickets for this year’s concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens and students. Children 12 and younger are free.

For more information, call Cathy Roberts at (518) 573-7799.

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