Date(s) - 12/20/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Now in its 72nd season, the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus does not part lightly with tradition. For decades, the highly acclaimed annual performance of Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau’s Christmas Suite has drawn crowds to the historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank. At a moment when drawing crowds is simply not an option, the chorus will offer an innovative digital version of Monmouth County’s can’t-miss musical event of the holiday season.
MCC premieres Joy to the World: From Our Homes to Yours on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 4 p.m. As ever — but this year brought to you online — Dr. Brandau masterfully intertwines his stirring original settings of holiday favorites with traditional carols, poetry, and more, from Silent Night to Auld Lang Syne. The virtual chorus of more than 60 voices will be joined by celebrated baritone Kenneth Wasser.
In the spirit of the season, MCC will offer Joy to the World: From Our Homes to Yours free of charge. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Joy to the World.” To help defray our ongoing expenses, we welcome your tax-deductible donations at www.monmouthcivicchorus.org.
The chorus extends its deep gratitude to Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices/Fox & Roach REALTORS®, the exclusive sponsor of this digital event; to the Grunin Foundation for generously providing the Zoom license that enables our weekly rehearsals; and to Monmouth Arts for their ongoing support.
This season, Monmouth Civic Chorus’ annual holiday concert is Close to Perfect, and Closer than Ever to Home. It won’t be Christmas without it.