Iredell County has two very good events this weekend that provide plenty of Christmas spirit through live musical performances on Saturday and Sunday, both in Mooresville.
My friend, Stu Eaton, who produces the Mooresville Concerts series sent this to me:
Mooresville Concerts continues its third season on Saturday, December 12, 2009 , 7:30 p.m. with Kate Minogue and The Beggar Boys returning to Mooresville to warm your spirit with songs, tunes, and stories from around the Celtic world. Carols, old and new, retell the Christmas story, and Irish Step Dancers from Charlotte’s Rince na h’Eireann School of Irish Dance join the band for a special holiday treat. Formed in 2001, The Beggar Boys have delighted audiences with their eclectic blend of Celtic traditional music and original songs and tunes in Boston, Charlotte, Mooresville, Davidson and elsewhere around the country. The band can also be heard on National Public Radio’s “A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea” on the air this holiday season.
This performance, the third of six concerts in the Downtown Mooresville series, is playing in the Joe Knox Theater at the Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville. Following each performance there will be a complimentary performers’ reception, with refreshments, to give the audience an opportunity to meet the performers, or just socialize. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, children under 10 free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Mack Center or at the Mooresville Recreation Department office, or by calling (704) 662-3334, or the night of the performance.
On Sunday afternoon, our Iredell Concert Association series brings The Charlotte Childrens’ Choir to Roland R. Morgan Auditorium at 3:00PM. The Charlotte Children’s Choir, with more than 240 children in 6 ensembles between the ages of 8 – 18, representing 9 counties, two states, and over 100 public and private schools, is celebrating its 24th Anniversary Season this year. Two ensembles, with more than 100 singers, will present a traditional holiday program which will entertain all members of the family. The Choir has enjoyed unique and exceptional performance opportunities with such professional organizations as the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, and Carolina Voices, has appeared with the American Boychoir, on the A&E television special with Judy Collins, and most recently with the Grammy award-winning Canadian brass. The Choir has also appeared at state, regional national music educator’s conferences including the NC Music Educators Association, the 2006 National Conference of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, the 2007 Southern Division AM featuring America’s most talented young musicians. touring and sharing their music is a large part of the choral experience. The Choir has successfully toured throughout the US and abroad, performing in such venues as the National Cathedral (DC), St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC), Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris) in Ireland, England, Canada and the Pacific Northwest United States. this past June the Concert Choir and Youth Choral traveled to Italy, serving as musical ambassadors to Florence, Venice and Rome.
Click on the Iredell Concerts website HERE to see more about tickets and membership.
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