Choralaires to raise voices for holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHardin said two performances will be offered, and that the annual Christmas concert often fills the 400-seat theater. This year’s show will be the second to feature high school singers. Although the group often partners with other quartets, bell ringers and others, they had rarely worked with high schoolers before. “They were very popular last year, so we had them come back,” Hardin said. Sunny Hills High School Vocal Ensemble will sing at the matinee performance, while La Habra High School Chamber Singers will appear in the evening. According to President Norman Bernier, the group has about 60 members, but just 30 will perform for the Christmas concerts. WHITTIER – Whittier residents are receiving an aural Christmas card this year, courtesy of the Choralaires Barbershop Chorus. The group is putting on its annual Christmas concert today in two showings, with the help of local high school vocal groups, members of the Long Beach Chorus and the Young At Heart women’s quartet. The concert, “A Christmas Card from the Choralaires,” is themed with large versions of old-fashioned Christmas cards decorating the Whittier Center Theatre where the performances will take place. “It’s everyone’s favorite songs for Christmas that will put them in the mood, and to hear the four-part harmony is just a delight,” said Dale Hardin, who planned the show’s format. The Choralaires, founded 57 years ago, were once one of the largest barbershop choruses in the country, with more than 200 members. Now, the group is smaller but seasoned, with some members in their 30th or 40th year of participation. The group now gives two or three major concerts a year, and performs at the request of community groups. The Christmas concert, however, it one of the largest undertakings for the group. Practices began three months ago, and sets and props have been constructed for the show. “We’re ready to go,” Hardin said. “We’re going over the set up of the theater and the set up of the lighting, and we’ll be ready to go for the matinee.” Show chair Dick Stemen said the group was worried about construction already under way for renovations at the theater, but he believes that the show will go on. Bernier said the concert will also feature a raffle for a variety of items including tickets to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as musical theater tickets and access to resorts in Reno. Tickets for the event cost $15 for adults, $6 for students and children under 13. Stemen said the group, made up of volunteer singers, will use proceeds from the raffle and ticket sales to buy music for the chapter and for charity. “That money, we contribute toward the music for the high school and other schools in the area,” Stemen said. The Choralaires perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. To check ticket availability, call (562) 923-5951. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Firearm and ammunition seized in Convoy operation

first_imgA man has been arrested after Gardai seized a weapon and ammunition in a planned search in Convoy.The raid occurred at a house yesterday evening, which involved local Gardaí and the Regional Support Unit.A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene after officers recovered a firearm and ammunition. The man is being detained at Letterkenny Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939. Firearm and ammunition seized in Convoy operation was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more