Sing We Enchanted Holiday Concert “A Celtic Christmas,” Carnegie Concert Series

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On Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m., Sing We Enchanted performs “A Celtic Christmas” at the Nyack Library, Carnegie Concert Series.

The program features a cappella carols from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Spain, England (Cornwall, Isle of Man) and Appalachia in the United States. The singers are also at times accompanied by the lovely strains of the harp. The program includes favorite holiday carols and winter songs composed or arranged by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Michael McGlynn and David Macdonald, among others. A reception following the concert features Irish desserts and delectables.

For the past 23 years, Sing We Enchanted (SWE) has performed in numerous venues across the tri-state area as an a cappella vocal ensemble. The ensemble is drawn to performing music of the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as American repertoire. Sing We Enchanted is committed to performing old and new a cappella musical gems that are typically not widely performed. SWE also performs for community causes; most recently having participated in a COPD fundraiser at the Museum of Natural History; a healing concert in Newtown, CT; and for causes relating to family survivors of 9/11 in Pleasantville, NY. In December of 2004, SWE released a Christmas CD entitled, “A Sing We Enchanted Christmas” and has plans to record a new CD next season. Previously, the ensemble recorded a CD of favorite madrigal selections: “The Early Years: Songs of the Renaissance.”

Sing We Enchanted ensemble is Nell Macdonald, artistic director, mezzo soprano; Randi Alberino, mezzo soprano; Kate Ashby, soprano; Kevin Dyal, bass/alto; Jon Gallow, tenor; Jean Garner, soprano; Erik-Peter Mortensen, baritone; Nathan Repasz, tenor; Cheryl Smith, mezzo soprano; and Laurie Thomashow, soprano.

A $10 suggested donation to the Friends of the Nyack Library is requested at the door. Register by calling 845-358-3370 ext. 214 or online at www.nyacklibrary.org/calendar.

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