2005-12-15 / Upcoming Events

Christmas in Newport concert tomorrow

The annual Christmas in Newport Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m., at the Elms, the Edward J. Berwind mansion, on Bellevue Avenue. Tickets are $12 per person. To reserve tickets, call 847-6997.

The performers are Georgette Ross Hutchins, mezzo soprano, Jennifer Wright Sharp, flute and alto flute, and Elaine Smith Purcell, pianist. The program features a mix of traditional Christmas favorites and classical selections. Among the classical works are arias from Bach’s “Magnificat” and his Cantata 208, vocal works by Gounod, Saint-Saens, and Vaughan Williams, as well as Chaminade’s brilliant “Concertino” for flute. There is also a selection of works by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Leonard Bernstein, and a series of traditional, unusual and inventive Christmas works.

The concert will be held in the ballroom of the Elms which is decorated for the holidays. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will start promptly at 8 p.m. Free parking is available on the grounds of the Elms.

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