Sing along to the sounds of the season at the Music for the Holidays concert, held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., in the Ipswich Performing Arts Center, located at 134 High St., Ipswich. The annual gala concert features The Orchestra On The Hill and the Festival Chorus performing the world premiere of “Gabriel’s Calling,” by G. Paul Naeger, and “Celebration (Hanukkah),” by Larry Constantine, both of whom are local composers. The program, which is headlined by soprano soloist Briana Paquin, includes works by Bach, Händel, and Saint-Saens, followed by a community sing-along. The concert is open to the public and is under the direction of conductor Tom Palance with choral director Stephen Moore. Admission is free, but a $15 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, visit http://www.tompalance.com/Concerts.html.
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