Three Traditions at Choral Society Concert

The concert will feature a medley of carols from the Hispanic world, as well as traditional carols that will provide the audience an opportunity to sing along
The Choral Society of the Hamptons at their 2014 winter concert Durell Godfrey

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will open its 2017-18 season with “Dances, Carols, and Lullabies,” a celebration of the holiday season that will include compositions familiar and obscure, with performances at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

The concert will feature a medley of carols from the Hispanic world, as well as traditional carols that will provide the audience an opportunity to sing along with members of the choral society and the chorus of Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School. In addition to Christmas songs, the program has two selections inspired by the Jewish tradition of celebrating important occasions with dance. 

The program has “Carols and Lullabies” and “A Christmas Garland” by Conrad Susa; “Kol Haneshamah” (Psalm 150) by Bonia Shur; “Al HaNissim” (Sing to God) by D. Frimer, Joshua Jacobson, and Hankus Netsky, and arrangements of traditional songs by Zoltan Kodaly and others. Mark Mangini, the society’s music director, will conduct. Accompaniment will be by marimba, classical guitar, and harp.

A free reception with carol singing, hors d’oeuvres, and wine from Channing Daughters Winery will follow the 5:30 performance at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Center in Bridgehampton. A silent auction will benefit the choral society.

Tickets are $30, $35 at the door. For those 18 and under, the tariff is $10, $15 at the door, and preferred seating is available for $75. Tickets are available at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor and by phone at 631-204-9402. 

The Choral Society of the Hamptons is an auditioned chorus that performs with professional conductors, soloists, orchestra, and accompanists. The late Charlotte Rogers Smith founded it in 1946.