Tickets on sale for ‘Glorious Christmas’

Tickets for the upcoming concert entitled “Glorious Christmas” went on sale today, and those wanting to go had better get their tickets as soon as possible.
The Yuletide collaboration between Diane Maxey’s Fort Frances Choraliers and Katherine Williams and the Borderland Community Orchestra is expected to be a sell-out here, Maxey said this morning.
The local concert actually is one of a series of four performances next month. The Fort Frances show will take place Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Townshend Theatre.
The first of the four concerts will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at Donald Young School in Emo, with the second slated for Sunday, Dec. 10 at Backus Auditorium over in International Falls.
The third will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 at Lake of the Woods School in Baudette, Mn.
All four concerts will start at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the Fort Frances show are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, the Fine Line Art Gallery, and from any choir member, including Maxey.
They cost $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
While the Townshend Theatre has a seating capacity of about 430, only 380 tickets will be sold because extra room will have to be made for all the Choraliers and the orchestra.
Maxey noted if the Fort Frances show sells out prior to the concert date, people should look to get tickets for one of the others in the series.
For instance, if the Fort Frances show sells out before the Backus one, local fans still might be able to get tickets for the Falls concert and go to that one instead.
Maxey noted she’s not sure of where tickets are available for the other three shows. Each venue is responsible for promoting each concert, and will be advertising that information in coming weeks.
Part of the proceeds will go to charities in the individual communities and the rest to cover expenses for the orchestra and choir. For the Fort Frances show, the Fort Frances Museum will get part of the proceeds.
As previously reported, these concerts will take the place of the Christmas cantata normally staged at St. Mary’s Church by the Fort Frances Choraliers.
Maxey said these four shows are going to be “fun” concerts—and much more festive than sombre.
The concerts will feature 12 selections, as well as a festive sing-along where the audience will be encouraged to join in.
Anyone who can’t find tickets, or has any other questions, can call Maxey at 274-7309.