The Moore American

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September 18, 2013

Choral seeking members

MOORE — Oklahoma members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are inviting members of other faiths to join them in celebrating the upcoming Christmas season by participating in a special choral performance.

The concert, “Joy to the World: A Musical Christmas Celebration,” is a choral and orchestra concert to be performed Dec. 20 and 21 at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater in Midwest City.

Dr. Cory Evans, Utah State University director of choral activities, is serving as this year’s guest conductor.

Rehearsals began Sept. 15 and continue weekly through the performance week in December. Participants must register and attend most practices at one of two church locations in Norman and Moore. Joint rehearsals will be announced as needed.

During performance week, several joint rehearsals will be hosted together with the guest conductor.

To participate in the choir, contact Greta Hobbs at 414-1090 or hobbs.family@ieee.org, or contact Brandon Stott at 213-5981 or brandonstott@gmail.com.

Visit joytotheworld2013.com for more information.

Tickets, which are $10, will be available in mid-September from joytotheworld2013.com. This is a volunteer performance, with all choir, orchestra and directors donating time and energy. The ticket charge will cover expenses for the nonprofit event.

This is the second annual Joy to the World concert hosted by the church in central Oklahoma.

Hundreds attended two performances Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Dr. Craig Jessop, former Mormon Tabernacle Choir director, served as the guest conductor at the previous performances.

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