Thursday December 6, 2012

MHCA offers holiday concert, carol sing

DOVER -- MHCA, formerly Memorial Hall Center for the Arts, invites all to a community holiday concert and carol sing on Sunday at the Dover Town Hall on Holland Road, beginning at 3 p.m. There is no charge for admission or refreshments.

Performing instrumentalists will be Barbara Lipstadt, piano, Robin Matathias, flute, Pedro Pereira, cello, and Maximo Matathias, trumpet. Vocal soloists will be Meredith Ross, soprano, Hillary Smith, alto, and Francis Alfieri, baritone. Also performing will be the Valley Dolls, a women’s a cappella singing group, directed by Sue Maddern, and a flute quartet, directed by Robin Matathias.

Following the performance, everyone is invited to singi Christmas carols and holiday songs. For information, call 802-464-8411 or visit memhall.org.

TUBACHRISTMAS returns Dec. 16

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- The third annual TUBACHRISTMAS*Brattleboro will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave.

Tuba and euphonium players from throughout the region are expected to be on hand to play familiar Christmas music, and if you’ve never heard a band of low horns filling a room with a rich, deep, warm sound, you’re in for a treat. Players are welcome to dust off their tubas and euphoniums and join in, starting with rehearsal at 1 p.m. on Dec. 16. The ensemble will be co-directed by Bruce Corwin and Steve Rice. For more information on joining in, contact Corwin at 802-254-4157. Admission is free, although an offering will be taken.