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Kick off the holiday season with the Elgin Children’s Chorus as they present “Christmastide Carols,” the first concert of their 27th season, on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, in Elgi

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Updated: January 1, 2013 6:12AM

Kick off the holiday season with the Elgin Children’s Chorus as it presents “Christmastide Carols,” the first concert of its 27th season, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, in Elgin.

This concert features holiday favorites, traditional carols from France and other Old World countries, and the traditional audience sing-along.

The Treble and Intermezzo Choirs, under the direction of Lisa Bettcher, will begin the program by performing “He is Born,” a French carol arranged by Arnold B. Sherman. They will continue with “Hanukkah Dance,” by David Stocker; and conclude with a season favorite “Do You Hear What I Hear?” arranged by Harry Simeone.

Jay Kellner, director and founder, will conduct the Concert Choir, its touring choir, and the select voices that make up the Chamber Choir. Chamber Choir will perform “Jabberwocky,” from “Join the Dance” by Lewis Carol/Carolyn Jennings; “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern,” from “Cantata No. 1” by Johan S. Bach; and “Silent Night” by Joseph Mohr/Franz Gruber, arranged by Kirk Franklin.

Concert Choir will perform “O Come All Ye Faithful,” arranged by Kellner, “What Child” by Paul W. Lohman, “Bright and Glorious” by Robert Hanson, “Christmastime is Here” by Vince Guaraldi, “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” arranged by Ken Berg, “All is Well” by Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick, and “The Kalanta of the New Year” (St. Basil’s Day) arranged by Malcolm Dalglish.

To purchase tickets, visit or call the Elgin Community College Arts Center at 847-622-0300. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Special group rates are available.

Members of the Elgin Children’s Chorus also will perform with Heartland Voices at their “Home is Where the Heart Is” concerts at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and in a candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., in Elgin. Tickets may be purchased through Heartland Voices at

The Elgin Children’s Chorus is an in-residence ensemble at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

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