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>Don’t Miss Special Festive Season Closer – Voci Allegre!

>Fröliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas from Germany and German-speaking countries!

Voci Allegre’s annual holiday program will be presented at 6pm at Craven Arts Council and Gallery on January 6, 2012, Old Christmas.

This special festive season-closer will feature Christmas songs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German-speaking areas of Europe. With national boundaries that have shifted over the centuries, inhabitants in the present-day Alpine region of Italy, in the eastern section of France; in southern Denmark; in Luxembourg and eastern Belgium; and in the western areas of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary have all been flavored by German culture. So music from a wide geographical area has incorporated German language and traditions; and these areas and cultures, in turn, have intermingled richly with German culture.

Director Lorraine Hale comments that this program is in response to many requests for a holiday program that celebrates New Bern’s special connection to Switzerland. She will be joined by soprano Brenda Hardee, contralto Yvonne Templeton, and accompanist and singer Barry Templeton.

Join Voci Allegre at 6pm on January 6 at the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, 317 Middle St., New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-2577.

Submitted by: Brenda Hardee