(Posted Nov. 10, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Christmas at the Opera House, a long standing holiday tradition, will take place this year on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the opera house at South Charleston Town Hall, 35 S. Chillicothe St.
The South Charleston Heritage Commission hosts the event. Admission is free; donations are accepted. The program features Christmas-themed music and dance performances by talented children and adults from in and around the community.
“It’s a festive way to start off the Christmas season, and a great way to support your friends in the community,” said Carol Wildman, director.
The program includes group and solo performances by members of the South Charleston Community Choir. The choir started rehearsals in mid-October. Members of Southeastern High School’s student choir are among the vocalists who make up the community choir. Wildman is still welcoming anyone who would like to join the group. Rehearsals take place on Sundays at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Chillicothe St.
Southeastern High School’s band will perform group numbers and possibly some solo or small-group pieces.
The children’s dance troupe that was formed for last year’s Christmas at the Opera House resulted in its leader holding dance classes throughout this past year. Some of the individual classes will perform at this year’s event.
Anyone who would like more information about Christmas at the Opera House or would like to become a member of the community choir can contact Carol Wildman at (937) 605-2267.