Bravo! Vail hosts annual Holiday Sing-Along on Dec. 16 in Edwards | VailDaily.com

Bravo! Vail hosts annual Holiday Sing-Along on Dec. 16 in Edwards

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VAIL — Bravo! Vail Music Festival will host its annual free community Holiday Sing-Along on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel.

This event is open to individuals and families of all ages and will feature an evening of singing favorite holiday songs and carols, followed by an informal reception for all participants.

Almost 200 people attended the warm-hearted holiday celebration last year, said Elli Varas, Bravo! Vail director of operations.

"The annual event has become a huge success and a wonderful opportunity for our community to connect," she said. "People love singing these classic holiday songs, but there just aren't many opportunities to do so. Bravo! decided this would be a fun and festive way for people to come together for the holidays and a way that Bravo! Vail can give back to the community that has supported it for three decades."

This event is open to anyone who wishes to make music and celebrate the holiday season with the Vail Valley community. Musical selections will range from classic carols to modern holiday pop songs, and attendees will receive a Bravo! Vail songbook when they arrive. The event will feature four professional singers from the Front Range — Emma Vawter, Jenna Clark, Andy Lee and Matthew Stewart — as well as pianist Mac Merchant. Kevin Padworski, artistic director of the Colorado Chorale, has curated the event. Attendees can expect a mix of traditional carols and family favorites to sing along to, as well as a few numbers performed by the vocal quartet.

An informal reception will follow the event, featuring holiday cookies provided by Westside Cafe. Hot chocolate will also be provided. This will be the festival's third annual Sing-Along event.

If you go …

What: Bravo! Vail Holiday Sing-Along.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Where: Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 U.S. Highway 6, Edwards.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More information: No RSVP necessary.