The Siskiyou Singers, some 70 strong, returned to Mountain Meadows for their annual Holiday visit. They performed four movements of Haydn's Maria Theresa Mass. It was a preview performance of their concert which will be presented at the SOU Music Hall on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 pm, on Satuday, December 10 at 3:00 pm, and on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 pm.
Directed by Mark Reppert, they opened the program with four sections of the Haydn Mass. What a magnificent sound 70 voices can make! The program continued with traditional Holiday selections including a rousing gospel arrangement of "Born in Bethlehem". The soprano soloist had a glorious voice and style. They closed the performance with a lovely arrangement of "Silent Night" and ended with a humorous "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
Their concert will present the full Haydn Mass complete with soloist and an eighteen piece orchestra. Many in the orchestra are members of the Rogue Valley Symphony including the concert master (first violinist). Tickets can be purchased at Paddington Station or from any member of the Siskiyou Singers.