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Lockport business adds mood to holiday concerts with 'Christmas by Candlelight'

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Wed, Nov 21st 2018 07:00 am
Custom lighting design by Lockport Stage Works will create a serene and unique visual mood for "Christmas by Candlelight," presented by Harmonia Chamber Singers.
"Christmas by Candlelight" is the group's annual concert of holiday music and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St, Buffalo. (Purchase tickets at online at EventBrite Dec 15.)
The same program will be repeated at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. (Purchase tickets online at EventBrite Dec 16.)
Advance tickets are available online and are strongly suggested. Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning one hour before each concert.
"Christmas by Candlelight" includes choral pieces by Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, and Stacey V Gibbs, and distinctive Christmas carol arrangements by Ola Gjeilo and Matthew Culloton. A featured work will be an original setting of "Silent Night" by Western New York composer Stephen Shewan. Contemporary seasonal works for choir, harp and oboe by Stephen Paulus and Steve Heitzeg will be featured, as well, in addition to the a-cappella works.
This year's "Christmas by Candlelight" is the first concert series under the direction of music director Norman Zogaib.
"Norm is an outstanding choral director, and we're honored to bring his passion for this art form to Harmonia and our audiences," Harmonia Founder and Executive Director Robert Pacillo said.
For more information on "Christmas by Candlelight" and the rest of Harmonia's 13th concert season, visit. www.Harmoniacs.org.
Harmonia Chamber Singers' goal is to make choral music emotional, exciting, educational and an inspirational experience for the singers and listeners. The group performs music from a broad spectrum of styles.

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