Seventh-annual ‘Sacred Sounds of Christmas’ concerts in Vail, Beaver Creek
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What: Seventh-annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas,” presented by St. Clare of Assisi and St. Patrick’s parishes.
When and where: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, The Chapel at Beaver Creek and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, Vail Interfaith Chapel.
VAIL — It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas at the valley’s two interfaith chapels. Rehearsals have begun in earnest for the seventh annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas, a musical gift to the valley’s residents and visitors from St. Clare of Assisi and St. Patrick’s parishes.
This year, the group has added some new talent, with mezzo-soprano Teleri Gee, from Denver, and local Zachary Brown holding down the bass parts. They join tenor Senhica Klee, who recently portrayed the role of Tony in “West Side Story” in Denver.
Baritone Galen Jacobs and soprano Meghan Jacobs are a brother-sister duo born and raised in the valley. Galen entertains on weekends at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch and Meghan recently had the lead role in the University of Denver’s production of “South Pacific.”
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Soprano Dore Marott, who earned her master’s in music-voice from the University of Southern California, will lead this talented group of professionally trained vocalists.
Dawn Layton on piano and Elizabeth Labinsky on flute will accompany the vocalists. The program is performed by candlelight surrounded by brilliant red poinsettias and the beautiful chapel Christmas tree. The music includes contemporary and classical songs not heard every day in the shopping mall, following the journey of Mary and Joseph leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
Take a moment out of all the crazy shopping, parties and preparation and immerse your family in a musical moment reflecting on the real reason for joy this holiday season. Performances are Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Chapel at Beaver Creek and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. Admission is free.
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