Celebrate the holiday season with the Charleston Men’s Chorus. The annual Christmas at the Sottile concert features joyful and sacred holiday music. CMC offers a varied repertoire, including “Festival Gloria” and “How Great Our Joy” as well as perennial favorites “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and a new twist on “Jingle Bells.”
The chorus is directed by artistic director Ricard Bordas and accompanied by pianist Pamela Nelson. A stringed quartet and percussion will also be featured. The concert takes place at the historic Sottile Theatre in downtown Charleston on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through the Charleston Men’s Chorus website at http://www.charlestonmenschorus.org or Royall Ace Hardware in Mount Pleasant.
The non-profit group has approximately 70 members who volunteer their time and talent to present three concerts to present three concerts annually. The 2017-2018 season includes the Christmas Concert, the Spring Scholarship Concert at the Sottile on March 18, and the Memorial Day Concert, a Piccolo Spoleto event on May 28 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Each year the CMC awards scholarships to vocal performance or music education majors at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University. These scholarships are made possible through annual ticket sales proceeds and donations from the CMC’s patrons. Donations are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 season, and the CMC welcomes support from new and returning donors.
For information about concerts, tickets, rehearsals or becoming a sponsor of the Charleston Men’s Chorus, please visit the CMC’s website at http://www.charlestonmenschorus.org or Charleston Men’s Chorus on Facebook. Donations received by Nov. 20 will be acknowledged in the Christmas Concert Program.