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Voices in the Laurel events

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Songs from ‘Polar Express’ to be performed Dec. 8

Voices in the Laurel will perform a special Christmas concert featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, traditional and international Christmas carols and a medley from “The Polar Express” at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at historic Stewart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

The performance is a preshow to the Lake Junaluska Singers 3 p.m. matinee performance. Both concerts are part of Lake Junaluska’s Appalachian Christmas Celebration Dec. 6-9.

Now in its 17th season, Voices in the Laurel is comprised of 60 children, in grades first through 12th from five counties in Western North Carolina. Included in the Voices in the Laurel’s repertoire will be "El cant des Ocells" (Song of the Birds), a Catalan Christmas carol.

Tickets for the matinee performance of the Lake Junaluska Singers and the Voices in the Laurel preshow are $16.50 for reserved tickets, $15 for general admission, and $8 for children, age 8 and under.

800.222.4930.

 

Voices in the Laurel to host silent auction

Voices in the Laurel’s “Winter Silent Auction” will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Harrell Center in Lake Junaluska.

Come bid on a variety of local and national items, art, pottery, gift baskets, jewelry, salon and massage services, restaurant gift certificates, golf outings, resort vacations and tickets to various regional theme parks. The auction is on the same day as the Junaluska Christmas Craft Show, which will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harrell Center. This event is held in conjunction with the Appalachian Christmas pre-concert with the Lake Junaluska Singers that afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the Stuart Auditorium.

828.564.3638.

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