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‘A Ceremony of Carols’ concerts planned

A past Marquette Choral Society concert at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette is pictured. The choral society is planning two performances of “A Ceremony of Carols” concert later this month. (Photo courtesy Marquette Choral Society)

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Choral Society will take the stage at the Kaufman Auditorium Dec. 17 and 18 for two holiday productions.

“A Ceremony of Carols” kicks off the performance. The collection of Christmas carols dates back to 1942 and is based on medieval poetry. The selection was written by British composer Benjamin Britten.

The second part of the show will be “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest,” written by legendary American composer Conrad Susa. The selection of pieces was commissioned in 1992 and works as a companion piece to “Ceremony of Carols” and features classic Christmas favorites with Spanish lyrics.

Both performances will feature harp accompaniment.

The show is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and is administered by the Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance.

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, and at 3 p.m. the following day at the Kaufman Auditorium, located at 611 N. Front St. in Marquette. Admission to the performances is $10 for the general public, with discounted $5 tickets for senior citizens, students and children. Tickets can be purchased through the Northern Michigan University ticket office as well as at the Kaufman Auditorium the day of the performance.

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