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November 28, 2018
Jackson Hole News & Guide

Hear the ‘Colors of Christmas’ this weekend

At 4 p.m. Sunday the Jackson Hole Chorale will host its annual Christmas concert.

While you may not get the chance to roast chestnuts on an open fire this holiday season, attending the Jackson Hole Chorale’s Christmas concert this weekend will offer the chance to hear some Yuletide carols sung by a choir.

At 4 p.m. Sunday the chorale will host its annual free Christmas concert at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

The group will sing a variety of classic Christmas carols, including “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” “Deck the Halls” and “O’ Holy Night,” among others. They’ll also regale attendees with some not-so-well-known songs, including the concert’s namesake: “The Colors of Christmas.”

“It’s all about the different shadings or colors of Christmas and how that’s expressed in music,” said Ron Fabry, the chorale director.

The Jackson Hole Brass Quintet will also perform Sunday, accompanying the chorale for a few songs as well as playing some instrumental pieces on its own, including a medley of songs from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”

In the last 15 minutes of the hourlong performance, audience members will have the chance to do some carol singing themselves.

“They’ll get to sing along and have a little bit of fun with the chorale,” Fabry said.

The group Our Common Ground will have nativity scenes on display at the church for people to enjoy before and after the concert.

The tradition is a fun event for the community, Fabry said.

The Jackson Hole Chorale was founded in 1983 to offer the community the opportunity to practice and perform their choral skills, according to the group’s mission statement. The group includes 30 to 40 members who perform three concerts each year.

The following weekend, on Dec. 9, the chorale will host its second annual Messiah Sing-Along, a free concert also held at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. The Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra will offer accompaniment.

While still relatively new, the chorale hopes to build up the Messiah Sing-Along to include choirs from communities around the state and region, said Alice Widdess, the Jackson Hole Chorale choir manager.

December 2, 2015
Stepping Out, Jackson Hole News & Guide

Chorale to perform ‘Gloria’ and other holiday music

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The Jackson Hole Chorale will perform Sunday at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

Glory to God in the highest heaven, sang the angels to the shepherds when Christ was born.

Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” which will be performed at the Jackson Hole Chorale’s 33rd annual holiday concert, echoes that message.

The Jackson Hole Chorale, in collaboration with the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra and the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet, will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. Featuring the performance of “Gloria” and other holiday classics, the concert will include refreshments, cookies and a Christmas carol sing-along. Read More >

July 15, 2015
Stepping Out, Jackson Hole News & Guide

Choral offers summer recital

Following a successful spring recital, the Jackson Hole Chorale offers an encore performance tonight.

The kaleidoscopic American music of the spring show will ring out for a second time at 7 p.m. today in Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

From spirituals to humorous numbers and selections from “West Side Story,” the program, board President Amy Robinson noted, will be nearly identical to the spring show. Cellist Emily Robinson, who played the spring show, will return.

According to Amy Robinson, director Ron Fabry was so enthused with the spring turnout that he wanted to see if a summer audience was interested.

Admission is free.

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December 7, 2015
Jackson Hole News & Guide

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Ron Fabry conducts the Jackson Hole Chorale on Sunday afternoon during its Christmas concert at Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church. Held in tandem with a creche display, it drew nearly 300 people.

July 15, 2015
Stepping Out, Jackson Hole News & Guide

Choral offers summer recital

Following a successful spring recital, the Jackson Hole Chorale offers an encore performance tonight.

The kaleidoscopic American music of the spring show will ring out for a second time at 7 p.m. today in Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

From spirituals to humorous numbers and selections from “West Side Story,” the program, board President Amy Robinson noted, will be nearly identical to the spring show. Cellist Emily Robinson, who played the spring show, will return.

According to Amy Robinson, director Ron Fabry was so enthused with the spring turnout that he wanted to see if a summer audience was interested.

Admission is free.