NIC Christmas concert to feature holiday sing-along

Families are encouraged to attend this year's annual holiday concert at North Idaho College Dec. 6 and 7, which will include the traditional holiday songs and the sing-along that bring the crowd to its feet each year.

"Sounds of Christmas" will feature several holiday-themed pieces by the NIC Wind Symphony led by Terry Jones. The band will perform "Sleigh Ride" arranged by Leroy Anderson, "Christmas Legends" arranged by Gary P. Gilroy and "Suite from the Nutcracker" featuring several movements including "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" and "March of the Toy Flutes."

The NIC Concert Choir, accompanied by Ann Paul-Krugel, will perform selections from "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten and "Good King Wenceslas."

The Madrigal Singers will perform Alfred Burt's "We'll Dress the House" and Fraz Gruber's "Noche de Paz."

The Jazz Co. jazz choir, accompanied by LeeAnn Aerlyn, will perform the Jerry Mueller arrangement of "Jingle Bells" and Kevin Robison's "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

The NIC choral groups, which are conducted by Max Mendez, will then join forces with the NIC Wind Symphony for the traditional holiday sing-along of well-known Christmas carols with the audience.

"Sounds of Christmas" will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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