The Montana Tech Choral Union and Copper Hill Choir will be performing its popular annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Montana Tech Library Auditorium.
Dr. Gary Funk will lead the choirs in a program titled “What the World Needs Now.” Ticket price is $10 and $5 for seniors and students.
The Choral Union, a “town and gown” group made up of Montana Tech staff and instructors as well as singers from Butte and other communities in the area, will be performing a variety of Christmas pieces, ranging from “This Little Babe” and “There is No Rose,” which are excerpts from “Ceremony of the Bells” by Benjamin Britten;” “Carol of the Bells” by Peter J. Wilhousky; and “Here We Come A-Caroling,” arranged by John Sparkman.
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The Copper Hill Choir, a Montana Tech student group, will add a number of more contemporary pieces that fit the season, including “Your Song” by Elton John; “Africa,” recorded by Toto; “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles; and “What the World Needs Now is Love,” by Burt Bacharach.
The two choirs will join together on “What a Wonderful World.” The concert will include a reception for the audience and singers after the show.