You get two Christmas concerts for the price of one with Fresno’s Bach Children’s Choir and Chorale. The organization’s five choirs will perform “Christmas Joy” with concerts at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
At the first concert, the two youngest choirs, Prima Voce and Dolce (featuring kindergarteners through third-graders), will be joined by the Bach Youth Chorale, the high school group. The second concert features Cantabile and Vivace (third-graders through eighth-graders), who also will be joined by the Bach Youth Chorale.
The concerts include arrangements of holiday carols in different styles, in additional to a wide variety of contemporary composers. Songs by two local composers will be performed: “Autumn” by Kevin Memley and “People Look East” arranged by Milt Friesen.
Many of these songs also feature instrumentation, including trumpet, flute, percussion, violin and sax, says interim artistic director Cynthia Salomonson.
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The combined ensembles have 118 singers.
Tickets are $10 and include entry to both concerts. Children 12 and younger admitted free.