It is perhaps not too early to start standing in line for the final performance of the River City Men’s Chorus 2011 Holiday Concert. The first two performances (Sunday and Monday) were overflowing. The final performance is this Thursday (December 8th) at 7pm.
Under the leadership of conductor and artistic director David Glaze, the River City Men’s Chorus concert ranges from the sublime to the silly. There are times it is hard to tell who is having more fun or is more moved – the audience or the singers.
Among the numbers are “The First Noel,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Gaudete!,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “White Christmas” and a soulfully rousing rendition of “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah.
The concert takes place at Trinity Methodist Church at 1101 N. Mississippi St. The concert starts at 7pm. Doors to auditorium typically open an hour early for the free, open seating. If weather is inclement, doors to the church (but not auditorium) will be opened even earlier so that audience members can stay warm and dry.