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Holiday Concert

Our community choir has decided to start a new holiday traiditon by performing our own concert this year. (In the past, we've performed with another community group.) We've been trying - unsuccessfully - to come up with a really good name for the concert. We'd like something that makes it clear that it's a choral (only) concert; and of course, it can't be called a "Christmas" concert!
Any ideas out there?
Replies (9): Threaded | Chronological
on September 5, 2013 3:13am
Why can't it be called a Christmas concert?!  We have many such concerts in the UK, but they don't exclude people of other religions - or none!
on September 5, 2013 5:17am
Bells ring for peace
On a silent night
Caroling, Carolingf
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on September 5, 2013 9:53am
Christ-mas is not exclusive?!!! So how do you really know?
How insidious words can be..
on September 5, 2013 10:00am
How about
Songs for the Holidays (I used this with my Island City Singers back in the '60s when we wanted to honour Jewish, Christian and other traditions. It worked!)
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on September 5, 2013 1:32pm
I like it!  It fits for EVERYONE!  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, Festivus . . . no "religious" connotations (although there is nothing illegal about that) . . . I'm a'gonna steal this for my concerts this year!
Paul Townsend
just a small brained music teacher
Scottsdale, AZ
on September 5, 2013 10:43pm
I started up a "Candlelight Concert" tradition at my school. We just make sure to light some candles (it's not lit entirely by candles). It makes for an elegant, attractive evening that is in the mood of the season without pidgeon holing it with particular religious references.
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on September 6, 2013 5:41am
Go for it - I LOVE recycling!
on September 6, 2013 11:40am
Because our very liberal community would have an absolute fit. The public schools can't have "Christmas" concerts, either; and I know some have abandoned "Halloween" parties for "Fall Festival" parties. Sad!
on September 13, 2013 10:16pm
This might be more than you want to take on, but what about looking at the logistics of a Madrigal Dinner?  Maybe you've done several before, but you can usually work in a lot of holiday and seasonal literature in a way that feels organic to the event.  And, they tend to be really good fundraisers.
Just a thought.
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