NOEL! performance scheduled December 18 | The Northern Light
Take two violins, a viola and a harp, add a flute, three harps and a dramatic narrator, dress them all like they just walked out of a 12th Century cathedral and put a 100-voice choir behind them, and you’ve got the makings of Blaine’s annual Christmas time visit of the popular group NOEL! The event transforms Blaine’s Performing Arts Center into a living pageant of traditional Christmas music and has become an annual tradition that marks the heart of the Christmas season. Blaine is one of only six venues that the sought-after group chooses each year. This year the nine member group will be joined by the 100-voice Whatcom Chorale under the direction of Deborah Brown. To the traditional stories and poetry that are interwoven with period music, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. It will be quite an evening.