Quincy Symphony Chorus to present ‘Christmas Keepsakes’ Saturday at Salem Church

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The Symphony Chorus includes singers from Quincy and the surrounding area. Area singers are invited to audition for the spring chorus by contacting Phyllis Robertson at 217-228-2866. | Photo courtesy of Quincy Society of Fine Arts

QUINCY — The Quincy Symphony Chorus will share a nostalgic holiday setting at its “Christmas Keepsakes” Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Salem Church. The choristers are directed by Phyllis Robertson and accompanied by Becky White.

This celebration offers Christmas music like “Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten and “Merry Christmas, Darling,” made famous by The Carpenters. Instrument accompaniments adding to the atmosphere will be harp, oboe, flute, bassoon, brass and percussion.

Concert attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food to benefit the Lutheran Church of St. John Food Pantry.

The Symphony Chorus includes singers from Quincy and the surrounding area, and they rehearse on Monday nights. The spring 2023 performances will be a “Pop Music Legends” concert on March 2 and a joint performance of “Carmina Burana” with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and other choirs on April 20. Area singers are invited to audition for the spring chorus by contacting Robertson at 217-228-2866.

Single tickets will be available throughout the season at the door or in advance from Quincy HyVee stores, Sturhahn Jewelers and the QSOA website. Single ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Thanks to support from the Community Foundation and the Tracy Family Foundation, children 18 and under are admitted free to all concerts and are encouraged to attend.

The Christmas Keepsakes concert is sponsored by Kohl Wholesale. Klingner and Associates is the music sponsor, and WTAD is the media sponsor. The 2023-24 season sponsors are Blessing Hospital and The Knapheide Manufacturing Company. The season is made possible by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. 

Learn more about the chorus and the music at www.qsoa.org or call 217-222-2856 for more information.

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