In a couple of weeks there will be an extraordinary treat…Are you listenin’…? The concert this year by the Petaluma Chorale, directed and conducted by Linda Manuilow, “Music for a Winter’s Eve” will be so beautiful it might bring tears to your eyes. Enya, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sara Teasdale. “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, “Stars I shall Find”, “Still, Still, Still”, “The Shepherd’s Chorus”, “Esta Noche”, and “Noche de Paz”, a gorgeous rendition of Silent Night. Why “Requiem” is worth coming to hear just by itself, it is that lovely—but then there are songs from almost every continent, and songs that we have all heard, classical, traditional, comedic, simple songs, and some stunning in their lyrical beauty, four and five and six part harmonies. Music to close your eyes and drift away from the clutter of commuting and commercialism, songs to bring tears to your eyes. Songs to make you laugh, songs to remember how this time of the year was when you were young. Songs to bring your spirit out, songs to remind you of the joy of Ebenezer Scrooge when he realized he had one more chance to express the true spirit of giving and love that this time of year once meant.
Come, bring your children—this is a good tradition—bring your Mothers and Fathers, your cousins, your Brothers, Sisters, your neighbors and the people down the street, the folks that don’t get out much, and the kids that deliver your newspaper. There will be live instruments! And home-made Cookies, and drinks at the intermission, and along the way songs to sing along with. The audience is as important as the singing. General admission $12.00. Seniors $10, and children under 12 Free. Now how can you beat that?