Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus Inc. will be performing its 47th annual Christmas Holiday Show titled “Holly Days At Home” on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Sarah Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St., Westborough. Advance tickets are on sale now from any chorus member or may be purchased at the door.
A musical play, “Santa Has A Sister”, will be performed in the middle section of the show starring Santa himself. The play was written by Kelly Hodge, director, and is a comedy musical geared to children. After the play, the children in the audience are invited by the Elves to come on stage and sing a tune with Santa.
The chorus was formed in 1971 by the late Faith G. Newark, director, with others who wanted to do something different. They have been performing two shows each year in May and December ever since.
The chorus performs from memory, no music in hand and no Teleprompters. They are in costume and have beautiful colorful background sets they build themselves. You never know what this group may do in a show. There could be dancing, comedy and even some mishaps. You might even find some male sugar plum fairies in the Christmas show. The group sings everything from Broadway tunes and movie tunes to music by Josh Groban. Not all members can read music, but rehearsals are often and begin months in advance of the shows. Anyone is welcome to join and there are no try outs. All you need is a love for music and singing and having some fun. There are over 100 active members from all over the area, as far away as Natick and Bellingham and only 19 are actually from Westborough. They are always in need of tenors.
Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12 or senior citizens over 65. For more about the chorus visit www.westborochorus.com or its Facebook page.