United Church of Christ Free Christmas Concert
United Church of Christ, Federated, located at 4 Church Street in Webster, MA invites the Community to a free Christmas Concert on December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Featured will be the Worcester State University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Christie Nigro. A freewill offering will be taken to support the Worcester State University Chorale’s 2017 tour. A free reception will follow the concert. This concert is possible in part through a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust.
The Worcester State University Chorale was founded in 1989 by Dr. Nigro and has been performing for 28 years. At first a small madrigal group, the Chorale has evolved into a first-rate chamber choir, capable of performing anything from pop music to very serious art music. Since 1993, the Chorale has toured all over the world representing the University, the Commonwealth and the United States. The Chorale had concert tours in Austria, the Czech Republic, Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Greece and most recently, the island of Sicily. They are now selecting their destination for a concert tour in May, 2019.
The Chorale has 35 singers drawn from students, faculty, staff and alums. Some are Visual and Performing Arts majors, but most major in other areas. The Chorale has an extensive repertoire from many different genres: Classical, pop, jazz, Gospel and many others. The Chorale also performs serious extended works, most recently the Faure Requiem. They will be performing the Dvorak Mass in D, Op. 86 this spring at All Saints Church in Worcester.