Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Carols for the 21st Century

Celebrating the season with captivating contemporary carols


McGRATHPR.com – Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents its holiday season concert, Carols for the 21st Century, on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The chorus is conducted by Co-Artistic Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Co-Artistic Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly on organ and piano, and special guest Sally Cole Tucker on flute and piccolo.

Carols for the 21st Century ushers in the holiday season with a selection of the most captivating carols composed in recent years. As a centerpiece, the chorus performs James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae. This work was commissioned to commemorate the 1400th anniversary of the founding of Rochester Cathedral in England, where it premiered in 2004. Each section of this work incorporates a traditional carol tune set to words of the Latin Mass. Accompanied by organ and piccolo, Missa Carolae should delight all listeners.

Carols in many styles fill out the program, both familiar and obscure, by such well-respected composers as John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Alan Bullard, and David Willcocks.

Since 1999, PFC has provided South Shore audiences with classical choral music concerts. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. In addition to the winter concert, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, an annual Messiah Sing in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style programming.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14.  Children age 14 and under are admitted for free.  Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org; and from PFC members.  To reserve tickets by phone, please call Gail at (781) 826-8416.

For more information, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music.  The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  For more information about PFC, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.