The Bonners Ferry Community Choir and children’s choir Swingin’ on a Star perform Dec. 16

The Bonners Ferry Community Choir and children’s choir Swingin’ on a Star perform Dec. 16

Idaho choirs singing to welcome Christmas

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BONNERS FERRY — The Bonners Ferry Community Choir and Swingin’ on a Star, the Bonners Ferry children’s choir, present Christmas Comes for Everyone on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, just off Highway 95 on Cody Street in Bonners Ferry.

It’s a Bonners Ferry holiday tradition of nearly 50 years: Christmas is ushered into the community on the wings of song! The choral concert contains familiar carols as well as new works for Christmas presented by the 70 members of the community choir and the 45 children of Swingin’ on a Star.

This year the concert also features Kokanee Brass, a brass quintet with members from British Columbia, as well as Boundary County. Kokanee Brass will play pre-show music starting about 25 minutes before the curtain time, as well as several pieces in the concert itself. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy.

The concert also features accompanist Barb Nelson, soloists Lauren Palmer, Michael Youngwirth, Myla McKechnie, Dinah Draxlir and Len Pine, euphonium by Mike Young, flute by Cindy Horton, and conductor Victoria Thompson.

A recommended donation of $10 will be accepted at the door. A reception follows the performance.

Also, the first in what is bound to become a tradition, a community carol singalong at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 will be led by Swingin’ on a Star. Bring the whole family for an evening of hot chocolate, Christmas delights and singing favourite carols together, with special performances by members of the choir at Bonners Ferry’s beautiful new playhouse, the Pearl Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.