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Merry Christmas from ARCS!

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 12:19

The ARCS Family of Choirs extends to you and yours our best wishes for the holiday season!  On Sunday, December 9th, 150 voices -- members of Up2Christmas, Up2Something and Something Different -- joined together to present "Something Christmas" at River Park Church.  We were thrilled to perform for two sold-out audiences and appreciated their enthusiastic reception.  Thank you for all the positive feedback!  What a magical time is the Christmas season and we were so honored to share it with you! 

I'm writing from a clifftop near Paia in Maui, Hawaii.  Having arrived here just a couple of days ago, I'm finding it odd to adjust to lush green hillsides, sunshine and crashing waves when just a week ago I was dashing through the snow en route to our Christmas performances.  How wonderful is a world in which we have the freedom to board a plane and within hours, be in a different time zone, climate and scenery.  On the way to our accommodation, we passed a Christmas display of Santa and his reindeer, in front of which a man was mowing his lawn.  Strange to say the least for a born and bred Canadian!

As 2012 comes to a close, I'm reminded of the many things for which I'm grateful.  Among these is the opportunity to make music with men and women who share my passion for the art.  Most of us never have the opportunity to stand on a stage and sing "O Holy Night" in complex harmony with a cohort of more than 100 people.  What a great gift!

Something Christmas SOLD OUT!

on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:09

ARCS is delighted to present a celebration of the season with "Something Christmas" on Sunday, December 9th at River Park Church.  BOTH PERFORMANCES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!  Two performances at 3:30pm and 7:30pm will take place with opportunities for the audience to join us for Christmas carolling throughout.  Up2Christmas, Up2Something and Something Different will each present selections from their repertoire followed by a spine-tingling rendition of O Holy Night!  Steve Olson will emcee and a portion of ticket proceeds will support Music Therapy programs at Carewest Continuing Care Centres.  The performances are approximately 75 minutes without an intermission.

Something Christmas has experienced unprecented popularity this year with the matinee performance already sold out.  A few remaining tickets are currently available for the evening performance and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.  Festival seating is in effect with doors opening 30 minutes before each of the performances.  The evening performance will be followed by a reception.

Something Christmas has become an annual tradition for the ARCS family of choirs.  Each year, we look forward to sharing our enjoyment and love of singing with our audiences!  We are thrilled that our choirs have become widely popular and honored that so many have chosen to include Something Christmas in their Christmas traditions.

We look forward to performing for you and singing with you this Sunday!