Enjoy Novato Music Association's Heart-Touching Holiday Songs

Concerts are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2 and Dec. 8.

It’s time to celebrate the season with the Novato Music Association Chorus.

The annual holiday concert offers the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get into the spirit at St. Vincent’s Chapel at 1 St. Vincent’s Drive in San Rafael. Concers are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2 and Dec. 8.

Presented under the direction of Cary Cedarblade of Fairfax with Mike Struck of Novato accompanying on piano, the Novato Music Association will blend voices to bring the beautiful sounds of the holidays alive with heart-touching songs reflecting the meaning of the season and some of the traditional well-known tunes. Expect to hear Silent NightChristmas LullabyAfrican Noel and Shepherds Came to Bethlehem as well as many of other holiday favorites. The audience will join the 45-member chorus for sing-a-longs between melodies, which delights children of all ages. 

The schedule:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
  • 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and over, $5 for children under 12. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent’s Boys’ Fund. Please note, there are no tickets issued and seating is first come, first serve. 

The Novato Music Association was founded in 1974 and its performing arm The Northbay Lyric Opera presented large-scale opera productions as a training ground for local singers interested in the opera. In 1979 this changed and the Novato Music Association Chorus was formed, presenting two concerts a year, the holiday event as well as a spring show.

Although it isn't in the opera business anymore, the organization offers an avenue for those who love to sing and share their musical talent with the community. The group also performs at local convalescent hospitals and retirement centers as well as festivals. 

For pre-paid reservations for the show or information, call 415-892-6553 or email nmachorus01@gmail.com for a registration form. The group also has a new website at novatomusicassociationhorus.org. You can also pay at the door, but reservations are highly recommended. 

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