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Nicolet College - Three concerts to ring in the holiday season

Three December concerts
ring in the holiday season


Posted Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

Songs of the holidays will fill the Nicolet Theatre in December as the college welcomes tenor Tom Nelson on Dec. 2 and then plays host for the Community Holiday Concert on Dec. 12. The third concert will feature the Chorus of the Community performing The Messiah at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Rhinelander High School.

Tom NelsonThe first performance, Haul Out the Holly with Tom Nelson at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, will feature a singer noted for his ability to instill warmth and joy into songs of the Holiday season. Nelson will perform traditional English tunes, songs inspired by the winter solstice, and lesser-known holiday compositions of John Denver.

Other selections will include Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka, and the ever-lovely Young at Heart. Accompanied by piano, Nelson will share the stage the stage with guest artists and spice the evening with narrative readings of holiday poetry and prose.

Tickets for Haul Out the Holly are $7 and can be ordered online by clicking here, or by calling the Nicolet box office at 715-365-4646, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4646; or TDD (715) 365-4559, 711 relay.

The popular Community Holiday Concert will follow at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, also in the Nicolet Theatre. This soul-stirring event has become part of the Northwoods holiday tradition as the Nicolet Chorus and Choraliers put locals and visitors alike in the holiday frame of mind.

Admission to the Community Holiday Concert is free. Non-perishable food donations for local pantries will be accepted at the door.

Tickets for the Chorus of the Community's presentation of The Messiah are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door at the Rhinelander High School. Proceeds will go to fund scholarships for Rhinelander High School graduates attending Nicolet College. For more information, contact Mary Peterson at (715) 362-2156.