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Coxsackie-Athens Community Band concert

Dec 13, 2010 12:45 am
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="Coxsackie-Athens Community Band got a big ovation at their Christmas concert at the Reformed Church in Athens. Photo by Sam Sebren."][/caption]
From Sam Sebren, WGXC volunteer:
On Saturday, Dec. 11 the Coxsackie-Athens Community Band, under director Ann Clapper, gave their annual Christmas concert at the Reformed Church in Athens. Close to a hundred people enjoyed the beautiful holiday music and were treated to several new arrangements this year. Also performing was the Reformed Church Choir under director Kathy Boyer. The beautiful voices of the choir were wonderful on the festive song, "Goin' on a Sleigh Ride." This concert was in conjunction with the newly revived, annual Athens Victorian Stroll which took place all day, all over Athens. The recording below starts with the CACband performing "A Christmas Flourish," "A Most Wonderful Christmas," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas." Next is the Reformed Church Choir singing "Noel, Noel," "Lullaby," and "Goin' On a Sleigh Ride." The CAC band returned to finish the evening with "A Fireside Christmas," "On This Day Earth Shall Ring," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas 'Pop' Sing-Along," and "A Christmas Festival." To listen to mp3 audio recording of the performances click here, or paste the the following url into your computer's media player:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="508" caption="The Athens' Reformed Church Choir performed a holiday concert at the church. Photo by Sam Sebren."][/caption]