Mt. Carmel ,IL- The Wabash Valley College Community Choir will return to the stage to open this year’s Christmas Concert Showcase at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, in the Brubeck Theatre. Directed by Stephen G. Sawyer, accompanied by Alison Dudley, this outstanding choral group will begin the program with traditional seasonal favorites. Members of the Choir include: Sopranos: Judy Berberich, Jo Etta Briggs, Patricia Cotsakis, Claudia Dant, Peggy Kolb, Colleen Litherland, Karen McNeil-Utech, Eleanor Painter, Jackie Meece Summers, Kathryn Summers; Altos: Victoria Bayne, Jamie Childers, Diana Daniel, Carolyn Highhouse, Nancy Johns, Jeanne Tennis, Mary Trimble; Tenors: W. D. Dallas, Gary Hargett, Paul Johns, Joe Thompson; Basses: Vernon Buchanan, Alan Rooney, Allan Wright, Ron Youngs.
The second act will feature a Red Wick Christmas music tribute. Red loved the Christmas season and Christmas music. Red’s sudden passing this summer touched the hearts of many people in the Tri-State. Performers for the tribute will include Pat Moore, Red’s longtime drummer; Matt Kincaid, one of Red’s regular bassists; and Jane Harmon, a vocalist who performed in many venues with Red. Greg Wick, Red’s son who lives in Indianapolis, will be playing the WVC 1932 Steinway grand piano that Red used in piano lessons and concerts for many years. The group will perform some of Red’s favorite Christmas songs.
This always-popular performance of beautiful sacred and secular seasonal music is a concert the entire family will want to attend.
Tickets are $6 and will be available at the door, or by calling 618-263-5124 or [email protected] Patron Passes will be honored.