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Albuquerque Civic Chorus Brings Holiday Cheer to the Alvarado Transportation Center Dec. 7

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Noontime Performance for ABQ RIDE at First and Central SW

12/5/12

Let ABQ RIDE put you in the mood for Christmas when it hosts the Albuquerque Civic Chorus on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

One of the Southwest’s most celebrated choruses will regale the lunchtime crowd with a holiday celebration of Christmas carols from noon to 1 p.m. in the fountain area of the Alvarado Transportation Center.

The Albuquerque Civic Chorus has been around since 1934, when a group of singers informally organized as the Albuquerque Choral Society to practice and perform choral music in the area.  In 1953, the group changed its name to the Albuquerque Civic Chorus.  It has since performed in a variety of venues around Albuquerque; spring and holiday concert programs, civic functions, for the symphony and as the opera chorus for Albuquerque Opera Theater productions.  It has even toured Austria and performed at Carnegie Hall.

Under the direction of Dr. Gary Wayne Pyland, the Albuquerque Civic Chorus is comprised of about fifty volunteers of different ethnic backgrounds, ages, jobs and experiences.  The Chorus’ website says volunteers all share a common bond through their joy in singing and bringing music to the public.

The Chorus welcomes all interested singers.  No audition is required, just a commitment to attending rehearsals and learning new music.

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