The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers are pleased to partner with The Richland Players this holiday season on a fully staged production of "The First Nowell," a one act musical nativity play by 20th century British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. This production will serve as the second installment in MCM's 2018-19 subscription concert series. Three performances will be given at the Richland Players Theatre in the Richland Parkway on December 14, 15 & 16.
Sixty members of the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will provide a soundtrack of traditional Christmas songs and carols for the story. Stage director Megan Johnson helms this ‘play within a play’ set in Victorian England, with the characters retelling the traditional account of the nativity story. The heart-warming holiday tale emphasizes the idea of community and connection as we see a group of disparate strangers evolve into a fellowship of neighbors and friends.
Also included on the program are the newly-formed Mastersingers Youth (MY) Choirs, performing a festive selection of music. Each show will feature a different group of MY Choir singers from the four performing ensembles. The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers are proud to feature these young voices in this inaugural season of their expanded MY Choirs program.
The three performances will take place at the Richland Players Theatre in the Richland Parkway on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm. A “Behind the Music” talk with the Artistic Director Justin Raffa will take place 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $25 for adults, free for K-12 students. Season passes are still available for a discount on each concert. Visit www.mcmastersingers.org for more information.
This production is part of the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers 2018-19 season, and tickets can be purchased online at www.mcmastersingers.org or by calling 509-460-1766. To receive free notifications about Mastersingers concerts and events, join our text club by texting the word “choir” to 78816.
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