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  • Wilmington's Cathedral Choir School brings holiday spirit to Smyrna

  • The Smyrna Opera House will present “The Holly and the Ivy — A Festival of Holiday Carols” featuring the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware on Saturday.
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  • The Smyrna Opera House will present "The Holly and the Ivy — A Festival of Holiday Carols" featuring the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware on Saturday.
    The award-winning Cathedral Choir School of Delaware, under the direction of Eugene Lavery, will be presenting a holiday concert to celebrate the Christmas season. Come out and hear the professional choir of adults and children perform a variety of favorite sacred and secular carols. This concert is sure to spark your holiday spirit!
    "The choir does amazing work with disadvantaged children living in Wilmington exposing them to musical experiences that they might not otherwise receive," said Smyrna Opera House Executive Director David Keller. "I toured the facility firsthand and was able to spend time with several of the students who shared their touching stories of how much the after-school educational program means to them."
    This concert helps support the endeavors of the Cathedral Choir.
    "I also would like to extend a personal thank you to the Kent County Fund for the Arts for partially underwriting this special performance," said Keller.
    About the Cathedral Choir
    Established in 1883, the Cathedral Choir is located in Wilmington and is one of the finest examples of the Anglican choral tradition in the United States.
    The choir has toured extensively throughout the United States and overseas. In 2003, the choir toured England where it sang services at Exeter Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, and Buckfast Abbey. In 2008, the choir toured New York City at Saint Thomas' Church Fifth Avenue, Trinity Church Wall Street, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and St. Bartholomew Church.
    Then in 2011, the choir was in residence at the Washington National Cathedral and St. Paul's Parish in Washington, D.C.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Cathedral Choir School of Delaware in concert
    WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
    WHERE Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna
    COST $15 admission; discounts available for or kids 12 and under, students with ID and Smyrna Opera House members
    INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236

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