“Hotta Chocolatta and Other Musical Confections”
By Ilona Merritt
On December 2, the Sun City Center Women’s Chorus will get you to get into the Spirit of Christmas with musical and edible confections. Director Jeff Jordan states “It’s a great joy to start my third full season with the SCC Women’s Chorus. Accompanied again this year by Keith Rasmussen, our holiday concert this season, is entitled “Hotta Chocolatta and Other Musical Confections”.
The program is filled with a variety of ‘delicious’ sounds of the season. Under Mr. Jordan’s leadership, members of the chorus look forward to each new season which always results in a great adventure and continued growth in developing vocal expertise and presentation skills. This is apparent when you listen to Choral group perform from a very cool arrangement of “Jingle Bells” to the comically popular “Twelve Days AFTER Christmas”. The Chorus will be performing many holiday favorites as well as some great new novelty songs such as “Christmas Shopping Blues,” “Twelve OR SO Days of Christmas” and the 1950s novelty classic recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, “Hotta Chocolatta”. The concert will include selections for handbells, instrumentalists, soloists, and a barbershop quartet and they will close the program with a special rendition of “Deck the Halls”. The music for this concert is sponsored by Margot Gunther in honor of her late husband, Kurt Gunther.
The Sun City Center Women’s Chorus warmly invites you to celebrate another wonderful holiday season of music and song. After the concert, the audience is invited to the Fellowship Hall to eat delicious homemade treats related to the musical program. This reception is to show appreciation for the accolades and generous support received from the community. The concert is free, but donations are graciously accepted to help defray the cost of new and exciting music.
Please be sure to join them on Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Del Webb Blvd. West. Mark your calendars to attend this very special and well-attended event. The concert draws standing room only audiences, so come early to get a seat!
IN THE PHOTO: Jeff Jordan with “The Hearts in Tune”, l to r, Janet Warren, Donna Fiore and Betty Lance.