23rd Annual Varsity Choral Society Christmas Concert

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 1845 Northern Blvd Manhasset NY 11030  See map

The Varsity Choral Society, a program of Port Washington Play Troupe, will present its 23rd Annual Christmas Concert at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, heralding Play Troupe’s 85th anniversary.

Directed by Craig Tocher (also the Music Director at the Congregational Church), the choir will be accompanied by organ and strings.  

Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance. The snow date for the performance is January 20, 2013.


  • Mozart’s "Vesperae Sollennes de Confessore" (featuring the “Laudate Dominum”, one of the composer's most beautiful soprano arias)

  • "Seasonal Sounds" and "A Feast of Carols" by Randol Alan Bass

  • “Angels We Have Heard on High” arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker

  • “Still, Still, Still”, a traditional German piece

  • “Rejoice O Ye People” by Giacomo Carissimi

  • “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” by Roger MacGimsey

  • “Ave Maria” in the Bach-Gounod arrangement

  • “In The Bleak Midwinter” arranged by Gustav Holst

  • “Carol Of The Bells” arranged by Kirby Shaw

The performance will end with the traditional audience sing-a-long, accompanied by organ and strings.

About the Varsity Choral Society:

The Varsity Choral Society consists of professional and talented amateur vocalists from Port Washington, Manhasset and the greater Town of North Hempstead, but is open to anyone interested in the challenge of singing fine choral music.

About Port Washington Play Troupe:

Founded in 1927, Play Troupe is New York State's oldest chartered amateur performing arts organization, dedicated to creating outstanding work in a positive, community-minded atmosphere for every generation in Port Washington.


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