Center hosts open house, free concert for members |

Center hosts open house, free concert for members

The Center for the Arts will celebrate the holiday season with an open house and ticketed seasonal music concert featuring the music of Lorraine Gervais, Tony Unger and friends Thursday (Dec. 5).

“We’ve decided to celebrate the season with a free concert for our generous supporters. Center members can receive a free ticket to this holiday concert by calling the box office,” said Executive Director Julie Baker.

Tickets are $10 for non-members.

“Prior to the ticketed concert will be an open house with a no-host bar featuring seasonal libations and a photo booth to create your own special holiday photo,” Baker added.

Center members should call the box office or come by and get a ticket to reserve space in the theater for this free event.

Drawn to some of the oldest of the traditional carols and wanting to breathe new life into ancient but still-loved carols, Gervais and Unger released a CD in 2012 of new arrangements featuring flamenco, blues and gospel grooves, turning the album into a unique holiday listening experience. Titled “A Light in Winter – Songs of Christmas Past,” the music dates from the 14th century to songs from Appalachians in the 1930s. Accompanying them for this concert will be Randi Soule (violin), Tom Menig (guitar, mandolin), Bob Gubber (piano), Joe Dolister (bass), Ty Smith (drums) along with vocalists Kris Stepanian and Kimberly Bass.

The open house opens at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384, ext. 14, or online at

Following the concert, Gervais and the band will invite the audience in singing some popular songs of the season.

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