The Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, SC
The Choral Society’s annual holiday concert has truly become a Lowcountry tradition to help kick off the season each year. So … mark your calendars NOW for our “Light & Lighter” holiday concert on Friday, December 15 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island. We hope you will join us!
This year, our holiday concert will feature two varying aspects of the holiday season – “light” and “lighter.” With some of the music actually “illuminating” the room with it’s breathtaking melodies and prose that will surely bring joy and perhaps goosebumps to concertgoers.
And some of the arrangements will be on the “lighter” side. They might even make you “chuckle and smile” like a certain old man in a red suit …
As a special treat, the HHCS will be joined by the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, SC. In their eighth year, the group is sure to enhance the concert experience with their angelic voices in the performance of “Mass of the Children” (John Rutter). The arrangement will also feature several guest soloists.
Continuing with the “light” theme of the evening, the HHCS will perform “Joyous Carols of Christmas” (Joseph Martin), “Believe” from the movie Polar Express (Mark Hayes) and “Breath of Heaven” (Craig Courtney). Each song will brighten the audience’s glimpse into the upcoming holiday season.
There’s something for everyone with the chorus also singing “Eight Days of Lights” and “Celebrate, It’s Hanukkah” in honor of the Festival of Lights that will come to an end the evening of the concert.
On the “lighter” side, the members of the Choral Society will awaken the “inner child” in us all…bringing back memories of holidays past with songs like “The Man with the Bag” (Emerson) and “Sleigh Ride.”
The evening will also feature the quintessential holiday song “O Holy Night” (Rutter). It is sure to bring the audience to its feet and fill their hearts with the peace of the season. It’s a night that you surely don’t want to miss!
THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON ~ GIVING BACK
Every holiday season, the Choral Society seeks to give back to the community. This year, we kicked off the “season of giving” with Operation Christmas Child through Samaritans Purse. HHCS members, Morgan Harrison and Jenna Gaddis, spearheaded this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox filling project. The HHCS was able to fill 50 shoeboxes that will help to brighten children’s holidays all across the world.
In addition, this year the Choral Society is teaming up with the United Way of the Lowcountry as they partner with Toys for Tots, Agape Family Life Center, Antioch Educational Center, Bluffton Self Help, Deep Well Project, Love House Ministries, and The Salvation Army for Operation Holiday Heroes. This initiative is a two-county collaboration to assure that every child and family in need throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties has toys and food this Christmas.