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Merrimack Concert Association Holiday Concert set for Dec. 14

Friday, December 6, 2013

Join the Merrimack Concert Association as members celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m., at the annual Holiday Concert at Merrimack High School.

This popular community event features performances by the Merrimack Chorus, Concert Band, MCA pianist Molly Wood, and special featured guests: the Thorntons Ferry Elementary School Fourth Grade Chorus.

Under the choral direction of Jamie Saucier, audience members of all ages will enjoy being wrapped in the musical comforts of traditional holiday favorites, such as “Wassail! Wassail!,” “Still, Still, Still” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” As an added special treat, the MCA chorus and pianist Molly Lozeau will perform “Rejoice!” by Gwyneth Walker, a beautiful new piece to Merrimack Concert Association.

Director Lelia Dutton leads the MCA band in many old time family favorites like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Holly and the Ivy” and Mannheim Steamroller’s “Hallelujah” from “The Messiah.”

Concert admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Children ages 5 and younger are free. Tickets are for sale in advance and at the door. A wide assortment of beverages and homemade baked goods will be available.

In addition to a 50/50 raffle, there will be several silent auction items available to bid on during the concert. Thanks to the generosity of New England Picture, there will be several autographed items available, representing each of the New England sports teams.

For concert tickets, contact MCA Executive Director, Heidi Critz-Frens at 233-2557, or send a check to Merrimack Concert Association, P.O. Box 461, Merrimack, NH 03054.

The Holiday Concert is made possible through the continued support of Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, as well as season sponsors: Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department, the Ann De Nicola Trust, The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Frederick Smyth Institute of Music, Food for Pets, Waldo & Alice Ayer Foundation, Marian Cohen Charitable Trust, NH Charitable Foundation, Samuel P Hunt Foundation, Robin Colson Memorial Foundation, McIninch Foundation and TD Wealth.

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