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Voice Chorale NJ performs concert of kindness, caring and hope


Under the direction of Dr. David McConnell, Voices Chorale NJ will perform “Out of Darkness into Light,” a concert of choral works celebrating the light of the season and bringing the joy of music to lift spirits and hopes for peace in the world.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Main St., Pennington, N.J. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer St., Princeton, N.J. A reception will follow each concert.

Tickets are available at Advance ticket prices are: $20 general admission; $10 students and children. At the door, tickets will be $25 for general admission.

The concert will feature two compositions by Assistant Conductor Laurel Christensen: “Before the Paling of the Stars,” a world premiere commissioned by Voices Chorale NJ for the 2019–20 season, and “I Saw a Star,” a originally commissioned by the Virginia Chorale of Norfolk, Va., the text drawn from “The Waves” by Virginia Woolf.

Among the other musical selections are Kyle Pederson’s “Can We Sing the Darkness to Light?,” “A Lullaby” by Ryan Murphy, and Z. Randall Stroope’s “And Sure Stars Shining.”

The Princeton Girlchoir will join Voices Chorale NJ for the five-part Christmas Cantata “And Peace on Earth” by Bob Chilcott.

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Dr. David McConnell and Voices Chorale NJ will celebrate the range of emotions of the holiday season Dec. 20 and 21.