Fairfield County Children's Choir Presents Its Annual Winter Concert, Dec. 3

Bridgeport, CT - The renowned Fairfield County Children’s Choir will present “Generations of Holiday Classics” with Special Guests, the Fairfield County Chorale, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 P.M. at The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport.

The children and adults will combine for For Unto Us a Child Is Born from Handel’s Messiah, Kodaly’s arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Hymn to Freedom by jazz great, Oscar Peterson. 

Highlights will include Angels We Have Heard on High, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, two movements from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, the Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod, Britten’s This Little Babe and A New Year Carol, as well as Hashivenu and S’vivon. Two special presentations include a song from India, Barso Re from the Bollywood movie Guru, and The Kalanta of the New Year, from Greece, which will feature Guest Artist hammered dulcimer player, Sam Edelston. 

Over the years the Fairfield County Children’s Choir has been invited to join numerous adult choirs and orchestras for various programs. For the first time in our 29 years, we decided to invite an adult group, The Fairfield County Chorale, to be our guests. In 1996, our second season, the Fairfield County Chorale was the first organization to invite the FCCC to collaborate in a concert.

The Fairfield County Children's Choir (FCCC) is a community-based non-profit choral program of four choirs and nearly 300 children in grades four through twelve from across Fairfield County.  The FCCC has performed throughout New England (Boston, Cape Cod, Tanglewood, Burlington, Hartford) as well as in New York (Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Madison Square Garden & West Point), Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona, Canada, England, Ireland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Recent performances have included Carmina Burana at Lincoln Center, the Vivaldi Gloria with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and two first-place showings at the Golden Gate Choral Festival in San Francisco. 

The FCCC is committed to community service projects that include singing for the Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, the Bridgeport Women's Shelter, Operation Hope, and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Learn more by visiting singfccc.orgFacebook, and Instagram.

Generations of Holiday Classics Concert on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 3 pm, The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Tickets are $15 - $45 and livestream at theklein.org. For more information, please visit SingFCCC.org or call 203-414-4292.

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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