The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents its annual Christmas music extravaganza with "A Choral Guild Christmas: A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas."
The internationally known guild will give two local performances of "A Choral Guild Christmas." The first will be on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, on 1139 Usher St, Covington. The final performance will be on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Rockdale Auditorium on 903 Main St, Conyers.
Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at www.choralguild.org or at the door on the night of the show.
The CCCG is an internationally known Guild under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor Roger Walters and Assistant Director/Accompanist Joni Jones. The Guild has performed major works for audiences both nationally and internationally, including performances at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2003 and touring Normandy, France and London, New England in 2011.
"We sang in the Normandy Cemetery on the 4th of July and that experience was just beyond words," says Guild member Carol Brown who has been singing with CCCG since 2000. "Singing in the Canterbury Cathedral in New England was amazing. It was phenomenal to stand in a place that many centuries old."
The CCCG has been in existence for 30 years and performs two concerts a year. The first is always a holiday concert and the second is usually sometime in May. The performance pieces range from classical masterpieces to spirituals to anything in between. This year's Christmas Concert is unique in the different arrangement of familiar carols. According to Walters, "there is something there to please every taste," including a visit from Santa Claus.
The Choral Guild, under the musical direction of Roger Waters and assistant director/accompaniest Joni Jones, is in its 30th year as a non-auditioned community chorus and nonprofit, which strives to bring a superior choral performance using a wide range of pieces, from Broadway show tunes to the classics such as Brahms, Haydn and Mozart.
For more information on the CCCG call 770-761-0474 or visit choralguild.org.