Holiday Music Sing-Along 12/17

Holiday Music Sing-Along 12/17

We are now knee-deep into winter holiday celebrations. Lights around town are twinkling; goodwill abounds. And so do the sounds of the season.

MB Singalong Flyer copy

Last Friday, Telluride’s Christ Church was packed to the rafters with family and friends of the legions of singers – about 87 – who performed under the baton of  artistic director Rhonda Muckerman in the Telluride Choral Society’s wonderful  WinterSing.

For those who can’t get enough of that crazy Jack Frost (nipping at your nose) or silent nights, wait wait, there’s more.

On Thursday, December 17, Mary Beth Tukman’s Telluride Talent Educations hosts a fun, festive Sing-Along. Join young violinists in the Great Room at The Peaks in Mountain Village, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lyrics will be provided and all are welcome to sing.

“My idea with this event,” said Tukman, “was to create an opportunity for friends and community members to gather and make music together, just for fun and without rehearsal. I love the idea of caroling, and while that is normally done going door-to-door, I think of this as something of a stationary caroling party! It is a great experience to raise your voice with others—it is both uplifting and convivial. One needn’t be able to sing well to enjoy the music and mutual benefit of participation.” 

Tukman remembers the fun she had as a kid playing holiday sounds on her violin.

“There is so much wonderful music written for this time of year, inspired by Christmas,New Year, Hanukah, even winter,” Tukman continues. “And I recall the exhilaration of being a part of bigger musical groups, even as a student. I wanted to introduce some of these songs to my Suzuki students and it seemed like the experience would be more rewarding if we could then play in public. Having others join us just adds to the excitement. So the violinists from my studio will be playing melodies and harmonies of selected songs while our audience sings with us. We’ll all get to enjoy Holiday Music as a shared experience, which I think is ideally how it should be. I hope our gathering brings joy to everyone who comes.”


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