Choral Arts Society of Frederick returns for its first in-person show since the start of the pandemic | Culture & Leisure


The Choral Arts Society of Frederick formed during World War II and is the oldest community choir in Frederick County. Nothing – not even COVID-19 – has forced them to stop playing for good.

After last year’s stay-at-home order prevented theatrical performances across the country, the Choral Arts Society of Frederick is thrilled to bring beloved holiday classics back to the stage for in-person performance this year.

Their holiday show, “Sparkle, Twinkle, Jingle…Finally!” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 3, their first in-person show since the pandemic began.

The 50-person ensemble will sing a selection of holiday music that not only celebrates the joy of the holiday season, but the joy of being able to sing together again. Accompanied on piano by John Wickelgren and featuring male choirmaster Samuel Livermore with a special ensemble, the concert will celebrate the local strengths and talents of its members.

The show will feature songs celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and other winter classics. As a special feature, ensemble member Elena Lazo will give a solo performance of the classic Christmas song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” accompanied by Staininger.

“There’s something for everyone,” says artistic director Lynn Staininger.

The hour-long program begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit Tickets can be purchased until December 2. Advance ticket sales only. Masks are mandatory in the theater.


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