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Crowsnest choir’s Swingin’ Christmas adds cheery changes to holiday tunes

Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Crowsnest choir’s Swingin’ Christmas adds cheery changes to holiday tunes
Crowsnest choir’s Swingin’ Christmas adds cheery changes to holiday tunes


By Georgia Dale

Put your dancing shoes on and get your bells ready to ring.  Crowsnest Community Choir is promising an upbeat and jazzy show — guaranteed to inspire some jingling jives and St. Nick swinging — at the Polish Hall in Coleman, this Sunday at 2 p.m.

The choir will be accompanied at A Swingin’ Christmas by a 14-piece big band, which is an exciting break from the usual choir arrangements. Songs will include a wide range of traditional and contemporary pieces spanning the 12th to 21st centuries.

Director Debbie Goldstein says there will be something for everyone, and some lively twists on just about everything. For example, she says, there could be a rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” as a swing tune, or “Let it Snow” as a spicy calypso.

The show will appeal to all ages and the choir and accompanists will perform two 45-minute sets. During the half-hour intermission, guests can visit the cash bar or purchase snacks and hot chocolate.

The choir hopes to inspire fun and dance for all who attend, and reminds everyone that new members will be welcome when rehearsals begin again in January.

And, Debbie adds, if you have a great love of singing and happen to have a man’s beautiful baritone, you might be a hot commodity as the choir is looking to build up the men’s section.