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There is something about holiday music that gets to me. I don’t know what it is exactly, but the familiar lyrics and classic melodies that have remained popular for years truly brings about the holiday spirit. It also helps that most of these songs are about some of my favorite things: family, friends, celebrations, great memories. And really, who doesn’t love all these things? Whether you’re a classical music person or a rock fan, you know and probably love these songs.
So I think it’s perfectly acceptable to spend a little too much time at the “Holiday Music” rack at Best Buy. I am also okay with trying to hit the high notes of “O Holy Night” in my car because I know that the person sitting next to me at the red light may laugh, but still understands.
I was very pleased to find out that the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association and the Choice City Singers also get my need to express my holiday spirit through song. This Friday they are hosting the 18th Annual Carolfest. All ages are welcome to meet at Opera Galleria (123 N. College Ave) at 6:30pm, where they will be supplied with lyrics and lots of mutual holiday cheer. From there, the group will walk through downtown Fort Collins singing timeless Christmas carols. It’s a great way to be actively involved in creating a special holiday experience for yourself and others.
If the thought of having an entire town hear you sing frightens you, there’s no need to worry. Not only will you be a part of a group of singers of all ages and abilities, you will be led by professional carolers, the Choice City Singers. You can sing to your heart’s content without the stress of stage fright, and with the comfort of knowing you are in good company.
Though we have different memories and experiences associated with these familiar songs, it likely that we all recognize the role holiday music plays in bringing out the holiday spirit. So come out and sing at Carolfest, or enjoy one of the many other musical events happening in Fort Collins this season, like:
-Larimer Chorale: Sing Choirs of Angels, Dec. 11 and 13 at the Lincoln Center
-Instrumental Choirs Holiday Concert, Dec 3 at the University Center for the Arts
-La De Da Theatre presents a Musical Christmas Carol, December 17-20 at the Lincoln Center
-Music of the Season featuring the Rocky Mountain Barbershop Quartet, December 9 at the Harmony Library
-Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: the Musical,” through January 2 at the Carousel Dinner Theater