3rd Annual Community Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along at Clark Center on December 19th

The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club will sponsor its 3rd Annual Christmas and Holiday Concert and Sing-Along on Sunday, December 19th. This special 4:00pm matinee will be presented at Arroyo Grande's intimate Clark Center. Attendees will be able to hear great area performing groups and join their family and friends in singing all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs. Tickets for the Community Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along are now available from the Clark Center Box Office. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the music and arts programs of various South County schools. Proceeds from the 2009 Sing-Along purchased instruments for the Nipomo High School Jazz Bands and supported music program development efforts at St. Patrick's and Harloe Elementary Schools.

Delighting the audience again this year will be the Village Carolers of Studio Sing, Sing, Sing. Joining the Village Carolers will be the Nipomo High School Band, the Estero Bay Brass Quintet and the Combined Choirs from the Arroyo Grande United Methodist Church and the Grover Beach First Presbyterian Church. The dancing DPAC Sugar Plum Fairies and Santa Claus will also delight the audience. Audience Sing-Alongs will include "Deck the Halls,' "Silent Night," "Let It Snow," Jingle Bell Rock" and "Frosty the Snowman." The Grand Finale will feature SLO County's ever popular piano man Rudolph Budginas playing an "O Holy Night " Rhapsody backed by the combined choirs of the Sing-Along. The Clark Center lobby will be full of festive music prior to the show and will be open for a post show reception featuring free sweets and the opportunity for kids to meet Santa Claus.

Talent for the Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along is being organized by Judith Dunlore, Director of the Village Carolers and Studio Sing, Sing, Sing. Judith will act as Master of Ceremonies, will lead her costumed Village Carolers and also direct the Community Sing-Along portions of the show. The Estero Bay Brass, a quintet consisting of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone and tuba, was formed primarily from SLO Wind Orchestra members and performs regularly around SLO County at special events and community celebrations. The Arroyo Grande 1st United Methodist Church Chancel Choir is an ensemble of 25 talented singers that is directed by Julie Burns and performs weekly at its church services and at community events. The Dellos Performing Arts Center (DPAC) from Arroyo Grande will feature it young dancers from its Ballet 1-2 classes in the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" directed by Irene Kleinbauer.

Tickets for the Community Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along are only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students and are now available from the Clark Center Box Office at 489-9444 or www.clarkcenter.org. Special family discount pricing (in advance only) allows up to six family members to attend for only $25!

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