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MIM’s WinterFest returns

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With the change in the weather and the holidays just around the corner, the Music in the Mountains Chorale takes center stage with its festive Winter Concert series. It all starts Dec. 1 with the Singalong Messiah. The whole community is invited to come and sing the choruses — or just listen — in this celebration of Handel's glorious oratorio. Music will be provided. Choral Director Ryan Murray will direct the community, and Paul Perry (MIM's artistic director emeritus) will play the organ in this thrilling holiday classic.

The following week, MIM presents its annual beloved Holiday Pops concerts Dec. 8 and 9 at the Amaral Festival Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

This year, a new concert is being added to the holiday festivities. At 11 a.m. Dec. 8, MIM has added a special concert tailored just for the little ones. A great experience for first time concert-goers, young families and, of course, grandparents, this shorter, lighter concert will also feature a very special guest in a red suit.

"Our Family Music Faire was such a huge success this summer that we thought we'd do something just for that same audience during the most magical season," said MIM Executive Director, Cristine Kelly. "There is a rumor that Santa will be taking time out of his very busy schedule to come sing with us and pass out early Christmas treats to all little concert-goers."

Tickets and information are available at http://www.musicinthemountains.org, at the BriarPatch box office or by calling (530) 265-6124.

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