Update: Sunday performance is SOLD OUT.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it’s time for the York College Celebration Singers to host their annual Cocoa and Carols program. This year’s show is
 Christmas Traditions, with performances Thursday, December 6, through Sunday, December 9.

Vibrant choreography and familiar Christmas tunes are the staple of the yearly production. Some must-see numbers this year include Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Mr. Grinch. A small ensemble will perform a stunning acappella arrangement of Coventry Carol. A quartet will perform Good King Wenceslas on recorders. The show is about an hour long and will be fun for the whole family.

Cocoa and Carols is directed each year by Amy Fraser, assistant professor of music. This year Mrs. Fraser  is assisted by student director Tommy Eckhart and student choreographer Em Hyberger.

The show features a variety of York College students presenting group medleys, small ensembles, and solo performances of classic Christmas songs. This year’s cast includes: Caitlyn Trower, Madeline Martinez, Stella Newman, Adrianna Sotolongo, Breanna Bembenek, Emma Seilstad, Em Hyberger, Kellie Fredendall, Myya Maxwell, Paul Afamasaga, Simon Nabb, Joshua Anderson, Asa Coppinger, Justus Coppinger, Nathan Clark, Chris Martens, Conrad Morris, and Tommy Eckhart. Austin Hackel will serve as narrator for the show and, Colby Smith, Robyn Kryfka, and Desma Hamilton will be guest performers.

All performances will be held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (1098 E. 10th St.) on the York College campus. Admission is $5, which includes admission and refreshments. This show tends to sell out, so those that would like to see the show are encouraged to reserve their seats as soon as possible.

Performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance will start at 2 p.m. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Reserve tickets by calling 402-363-5641 or visit www.york.edu/boxoffice.  

By Chris Martens
Student Writer