The Northeast Piedmont Chorale and the Wake Forest Children’s Choir will perform a Christmas concert, Rejoice as a Child, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Road (U.S. 401).
The chorale, under the direction of Cindy Edwards, will present its concert of Yuletide music in addition to a Christmas cantata by Geoffrey Bush, which will be sung with the Wake Forest Children’s Choir, under the direction of Kasie Brooks.
The following day, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., Edwards and Brooks will once again lead the chorale and children’s choir in their performances of Christmas music at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St. in Wake Forest.
Both performances will be accompanied by Alan Davis on the piano for the chorale and Kimberly Przybyl on the piano for the children’s choir. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale performs two concerts each season. One of these is the Christmas concert and the other is in the spring. There are two individual concerts within each concert season; and at least one of these is typically performed with an orchestra.
The Wake Forest Children’s Choir is in its second season and was founded by Brooks, a teacher at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest.
The chorale is a nonprofit, non-sectarian volunteer organization whose mission is to perform fine choral music for residents of the Northeast Piedmont region of North Carolina at no charge. Members of the chorale hail from Henderson, Louisburg, Oxford, Raleigh, Southern Virginia, Wake Forest and Youngsville.
Northeast Piedmont Chorale performs for hundreds of community residents each season, and relies on the generous support of corporate and individual donors, local arts councils, member dues, fundraising activities as well as public and concert contributions, to enable the chorale to continue presenting free