Choirs Set to Deliver Another “Holiday Card to Amherst”

UMass choir
Led by choral conductors Tony Thornton and Stephen A. Paparo, the combined choirs will present a diverse program of works from the classical repertoire along with popular and traditional holiday carols and the ever-popular audience sing-along.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the department of music and dance will present the third annual “Holiday Card to Amherst” concert by the Chamber Choir, Chorale and Lab Choir. Led by choral conductors Tony Thornton and Stephen A. Paparo, the combined choirs will present a diverse program of works from the classical repertoire along with popular and traditional holiday carols and the ever-popular audience sing-along.

Featured works on the program will include “O Tannenbaum,” “See Amid the Winter’s Snow,” “Brightest and Best, “Oseh Shalom,” “Carol of the Stranger,” and “O magnum mysterium,” as well as traditional carols. In a new twist, concertgoers are also encouraged to wear their most outlandish winter attire to take part in the “Tackiest Holiday Sweater” contest, with the winner to be crowned by the audience. 

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and UMass Amherst employees and free for UMass students. Tickets may be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 413-545-2511, or online.

Free and secure parking is available in nearby university lot 71 off Massachusetts Avenue and lot 62 via Thatcher Way or Stockbridge Road.  Visit the Fine Arts Center website for more information or refer to the UMass interactive parking map.