The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild (CCCG) will have two local performances of "A Choral Guild Christmas." The first will be on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, on 1139 Usher St, Covington. The final performance will be on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Rockdale Auditorium on 903 Main St, Conyers. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at 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 over 25 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.
CCCG is a non-audition chorus. Interested participants simply show up to one of the first three rehearsals of the season, pay their dues, and join the group. The first rehearsal of the season will be Jan 7th 2013. Newcomers would need to arrive at 6:15 p.m. for registration. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7 to 9:15 p.m.
For more information on the CCCG call 770-761-0474 or visit choralguild.org.
Other concerts to celebrate the holiday season also include:
Friday, Dec. 7 - Sunday, Dec. 9 - Living Christmas Tree at Conyers First Baptist. Singers and performers construct a "Living Christmas Tree" to bring you a dazzling holiday performance on Friday, Dec 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec 8 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 770-483-8700 for complimentary tickets or go to firstconyers.com
Friday, Dec. 7- A Conyers Kids Christmas Carol. Show begins at 7 p.m. at the United Church and Spiritual Center of Rockdale, 933 Commercial Street, Conyers. Tickets are $10. RSVP at 770-922-6489.
Sunday, Dec. 9- Atlanta Camerata Theatre presents The Play of Herod at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Doors open at 6:30. Show begins at 7 p.m. Adults $20. Seniors and students (with ID) $15.Group tickets (10 or more) call 678-964-2237. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282521 or at the Monastery Gift Store. 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, Georgia 30094
Saturday Dec. 15- The Atlanta Boy Choir presents A Christmas Concert at the Monastery. Begins at 7 p.m. Adults $20. Seniors and students (with ID) $15.Group tickets (10 or more) call 678-964-2237. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282521 or at the Monastery Gift Store. 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, Georgia 30094