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Vivaldi's Gloria and works for Chanukah and Kwanzaa

Location: Virginia, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Richmond, VA – Something magical is brewing for the holidays every Monday evening in Richmond.  One hundred fifty voices are rising under Dr. Lynn Gary Atkins’ direction in preparation for his second concert on December 7 at the River Road Church Baptist, 8000 River Road, at 7 p.m.  The musical holiday tapestry features Vivaldi’s Gloria with professional soloists and full orchestra. 
 
The second part of the musical program features the full chorus, soloists from within the chorus talent, assistant conductor Tom Baynham, and accompanist Rita Smith. The audience will also have the opportunity to participate in three holiday numbers with the Chorus. Threads from songs of Chanukah and Kwanzaa weave a holiday tapestry filled with enlightenment and love with rich colors from audience sing-a-longs providing special interest.  Gloria will be preceded at 6 p.m. by the facilitated conversation, “Harmony in Living Black & White,” a thought-provoking dialogue about race relations in Richmond and beyond.
 
Dr. Atkins hopes that the program will “lift everyone’s spirits just after Chanukah and just before Christmas and Kwanzaa to a renewed pursuit of brotherhood and lasting peace.”
 
Founded in 2002, this non-auditioned community chorus is particularly focused on bridging the historical divide between African Americans and European Americans, and we welcome people from all ethnicities and backgrounds.  Over the past 11 years, nearly 700 singers from all parts of the community have performed with One Voice in major concerts and community appearances for audiences of more than 41,000.
 
For admission to the concert, adult donations of $15 are requested; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets are currently available from members of One Voice Chorus, and donations will be accepted at the performances.  For more information, visit www.onevoicechorus.org or call 804-231-0324.
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