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Lockport Business Adds Mood to Holiday Concerts: Christmas by Candlelight Features Holiday Music

Custom lighting design by Lockport Stage Works will create a serene and stunning visual mood for Christmas by Candlelight,presented by Harmonia Chamber Singers.

Christmas by Candlelight is the group’s annual concert of holiday music and will be presented Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St, Buffalo (purchase tickets at online at EventBrite Dec 15.

The same program will be repeated Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm, at Ss Peter & Paul Church,5480 Main St., in Williamsville.(purchase tickets online at EventBrite Dec 16.)

Advance tickets are available online and are strongly suggested. Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning  one hour before each concert.

Christmas by Candlelight includes choral pieces by Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, and Stacey V Gibbs, and distinctive Christmas Carol arrangements by Ola Gjeilo and Matthew Culloton. A featured work will be an original setting of Silent Night by Western New York composer Stephen Shewan. Contemporary seasonal works for choir, harp and oboe by Stephen Paulus and Steve Heitzeg will be featured as well, in addition to the a cappella works.

This year’s Christmas by Candlelight is the first concert series under the direction of music director, Norman Zogaib. “Norm is an outstanding choral director, and we’re honored to bring his passion for this art form to Harmonia and our audiences,” says Harmonia Founder and Executive Director, Robert Pacillo, who is also a music educator and choral conductor at Lockport High School.

This season’s sponsors include the Cullen Foundation and Pacillo’s Fitness Gear.

For more information on Christmas by Candlelight and the rest of Harmonia’s 13th concert season, visit.

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