Genesee Chorale will perform Monday in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 30 November 2017 at 11:01 am

Photos courtesy of Howard Owens/The Batavian: Ric Jones, director of the Genesee Chorale, leads the group during a rehearsal on Monday at the St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia.

MEDINA – The Genesee Chorale, a group of 70 singers, will be performing “Christmas Memories” this Saturday in Batavia and Monday in Medina.

The program includes some new songs, some classics and some old favorites with a new twist. Ric Jones of Medina directs the Chorale with accompaniment by Doug Hanson.

The concerts are at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia, and at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 522 S. Main St., Medina.

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Stories of favorite Christmas memories and traditions will be shared throughout the concert. These holiday tales will be paired with old Christmas favorites like White Christmas or fresh, new takes on a familiar text like Silent Night, by local composer and teacher, Stephen Shewan of Shelby. He is the director of bands at Williamsville East High School.

Ric Jones of Medina directs the group of 70 singers.

“I think it will be a magical walk down memory lane,” said Heather Lovelace, the Chorale president. “Nothing triggers old holiday feelings like Christmas carols, except perhaps the smell of those favorite Christmas cookies.”

While there won’t be Christmas cookies, there will certainly be music for all to enjoy. Let the Genesee Chorale jump start your holiday season.

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