NORTH FORK – Amidst poinsettias and Christmas greens, the North Fork Community Choir and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale will perform old favorites and new holiday music at the annual “Songs of the Season,” this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at North Fork School.
This event has been a holiday favorite for 14 years, bringing a stirring end to one of North Fork’s most festive days, when Town Hall is transformed into a colorful and upbeat Christmas Bazaar.
Songs of the Season is sponsored by the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co., and will feature the two choirs along with singer Janice Noga, who will also be the evening’s emcee. Flutist Sue Anderson is always a crowd favorite, and Chuck Thrapp, David Novell and Jeff Gurule will also take the stage, leading a rousing rendition of “Hava Nagila” as the choirs and audience line dance throughout Kennedy Hall.
2014 is the 40th year the “Squirrels” have been entertaining the community with musical productions and plays. Squirrel Cage Theatre started as a way to have fun while raising money for the maintenance and improvements at Town Hall, which originally was the all-purpose room at the old North Fork School.
The Squirrels also produce the annual Spring Fling and Fall Follies, as well as sponsorship of the Eighth Grade Play at North Fork School, and various other dramatic productions. The money raised is used for scholarships for local graduates who want to continue their education in the arts, theater and music.
Coffee and desserts will be available at the event. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids age 12 and under, and $20 for an immediate family. Information: Sue Novell at 559-877-2129.