’Tis the Season: Music of Comfort and Joy! – a Choral Art Society winter concert

Choral Art Society of the South Shore (CAS), the region’s community choral ensemble, presents “’Tis the Season: Music of Comfort and Joy!”, on Sunday, December 4, 4 pm at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main Street, Hingham. The chorus is conducted by Artistic Director Danica A. Buckley, accompanied by CAS accompanist Ellyses Kuan, piano, featuring Julie Reimann, cello and Cheryl Przytula, trumpet.

“This is the musical version of a cozy winter afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate,” shares Danica A. Buckley, the chorus’s longtime artistic director and conductor.

“’Tis the Season: Music of Comfort and Joy!” offers a winter-themed choral concert program of energetic and seasonal music, featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Handel’s “Messiah,” and CAS’s popular singalong of familiar carols and songs.

Make your conducting dreams come true!  CAS hosts an online auction welcoming bids to conduct the chorus and audience in its performance of “Hallelujah” from Handel’s “Messiah” during the concert. Visit the homepage on choralartsociety.org to bid. This always popular “pop-up” moment in the concert allows audience members to join the chorus on stage to sing along if they wish; scores are available to borrow on site.

Choral Art Society of the South Shore member singers
enjoying the season

Tickets for “’Tis the Season: Music of Comfort and Joy!” are $22 for adults; youth ages 18 and under are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased from CAS members, at the door, or advance online at choralartsociety.org. For more information about Choral Art Society, visit choralartsociety.org, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.

About Choral Art Society

Choral Art Society (CAS) is a South Shore choral ensemble, founded in 1958, dedicated to the performance of all genres of choral music, from Renaissance to 21st century. A non-auditioned chorus, the Society performs challenging music for the enrichment and education of its members and audiences. A non-profit organization, CAS features 40 singing members from Scituate and surrounding towns. The ensemble rehearses and performs in Scituate, offering one winter and one spring concert each year. For more information, visit choralartsociety.org, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.

This performance is supported in part by grants from several regional Massachusetts Cultural Council chapters, the Scituate Education Foundation, South Shore Music Circus, as well as sponsorship by Coastal Heritage Bank.

About Danica Buckley, Artistic Director

Danica A. Buckley has been artistic director and conductor of the Choral Art Society of the South Shore since 2005. Under her leadership, the chorus performed a sold-out performance of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul in 2009, for the 200th birthday of Mendelssohn and the 50th anniversary of the Choral Art Society. Other performances have included a variety of programming from English part-songs to Viennese choral chamber music, to songs about the environment, and major works such as Mozart’s RequiemChrist Lag in Todesbanden (Bach), Magnificat (Bach), Mass in Time of War (Haydn) , Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams), all with the Choral Art Society Orchestra. She also directs the Simmons University Chamber Choir, Cape Cod Chorale, and served as guest conductor of the Colleges of the Fenway Chorus and Orchestra.  She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Ms. Buckley holds the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Boston Conservatory, where she studied with Dr. William Cutter.