“Christmas is Coming!” is the theme of the 2018 holiday concerts planned by the Payson Choral Society.

It is time to once again take a seat in the Payson High School Auditorium for a magical program presented by the Payson Choral Society as the chorus, directed by Daria Mason and her collaborator Lisa Tan, kick off the holiday season.

“Christmas is Coming” features delightful selections such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “Coventry Carol” and the cozy Irving Berlin Christmas Medley.

Soloists Sonja Sandoval, Ed Strain, and Shelley Wayland will add a special sparkle. The show is scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 and again at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16.

Director Daria Mason states, “It is really the audience which makes the difference between a great concert and a really great concert. The energy flows both ways and puts an exclamation point on the season.”

President of the Payson Choral Society John Landino adds, “Come and be filled with the Christmas spirit!”

Obtain your tickets — priced at $10 per person in advance — from a Payson Choral Society member or at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, or for $15 at the door. Children and students up to age 18 are admitted free of charge.

Proceeds from this concert provide musical scholarships to both middle and high school students, which are awarded each year at the Payson Choral Society Spring Concert.

Would you like to sing with the chorus? For further information, please contact John Landino at 928-468-0023.

Holiday concerts scheduled

It’s time for holiday music to resound around the Rim. The following is a listing of the concerts currently scheduled at the Payson High School Auditorium.

• Payson Elementary School – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4

• Julia Randall Elementary – 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., third grade; 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., fourth grade, Tuesday, Dec. 5

• Rim Country Middle School and Payson High School Choir and Guitar Concert – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6

• Rim Country Middle School and Payson High School Band Concert – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13

• Payson Choral Society – 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16

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