Santa Claus lit the Christmas Tree at the top Main Street in Nashua just after 5pm and the 2017 holiday season had officially begun. The Granite Statesmen were ready to get the strollers in downtown, in the spirit of Christmas, and the The First Church was the perfect venue for the chorus to perform. It's a beautiful cozy church with terrific sound and plently of people in the seats ready to enjoy the chorus.
This has always been a favorite place to sing, the guys really love it, we had two guys singing out for the first time, Craig Graham, a new baritone for NGS and John Sullivan, a lead singing in the holiday chorus program. Tonight we were directed by our Assistant Director Matt Kopser, who did an amazing job. Our night was made special with soloist Jason LeMay in Do you Hear What I Hear? We also had the Von Tramack Family Singers with two songs and the Mixed Quartet Sweet & Sour sang as well.
An additional special moment was having Samantha Tramack come in, at the last minute, to sing the solo for Silent Night, thank you Sammy!
We had a VLQ sing Bright, Bright the Holly Berries for a change of pace, and they sang it quite well, if I do say so myself. The rest of the setlist is as follows:
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
We Three Kings
The First Noel
Mary Had a Baby
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships
Do You Hear What I Hear? with Jason LeMay on solo
Bright, Bright the Holly Berries sung by a VLQ
The Secret of Christmas
Silent Night solo by Samantha Tramack
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
It was a terrfic night for the guys, thanks to the men who set up and took down the risers, and to our Emcee Dave deBronkart who handled the speaking duties quite well.
Also a big thank you to Matt Kopser for leading us tonight.