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High schools present seasonal festivities

The Nevada Union High School Chamber Choir puts on a Madrigal Dinner today. Pictured are Kurt Hardin, junior, and Cassie Scott, senior (front), with Danny Douros, senior, and Myfanwy Rowlands, junior following behind them.
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As the holidays are now upon us, it seems that the bell ringers are not the only ones with a little holiday spirit. Nevada County’s high-schoolers have seemed to jump into their seasonal festivities with both feet.

From Renaissance feasts to band concerts, the kids are doing it all.

Today, Nevada Union kicks off its share of seasonal productions with the annual Madrigal Dinner. This Renaissance-style feast, which is at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City until the 8th, features more than 30 NU chamber choir singers performing songs and skits from the era. An entrance fee of $22.50 supports the choir’s other endeavors.

Director Rod Baggett will also present the NU Choir Concerts on Wednesday and Dec. 12 in the Don Baggett Theater at 7 pm. More than 250 singers from the Bel Canto, Miners’ Chorus, Girls’ Ensemble, Choraliers, Concert Choir and the Chamber Choir will be showcased. Tickets are $3 at the door.

And if you are not the singing fan, Nevada Union hasn’t forgotten you. Tonight, the NU Instrumental Music Department’s Winter Concert will debut its Jazz, Symphonic and Concert

Bands with the Vocal Jazz Club. This 7 p.m. concert will cost $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and is free for youngsters under ten. You can pick up a ticket at Book Seller, Record Connection, Nevada City Postal Company, Odyssey Books, Music in the Mountains box office, or at the door of the Don Baggett Theater which opens 40 minutes before showtime.

Sierra Foothill High School will offer a 3Christmas Dinner Theater² from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. The dance class will perform and student singers will present carols. Chinese appetizers will be served. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12 at the door, 140 Park Ave., Grass Valley.

On the southern end of the county, Bear River1s annual holiday shows get underway on Wednesday when the band holds its free winter concert in the multipurpose room. The school1s choir hits the stage on Dec. 13 when it presents 3One World, One Voice, One Dream: An International and Holiday Concert² featuring music from around the world. Both shows will start at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Tickets on sale at the school are $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and children.

Whether you1re looking for the sounds of holiday voices or holiday instruments, Nevada County kids have provided a place for everyone this season.


WHAT: Nevada Union presents Madrigal Dinner, the NU Instrumental Music Department1s winter concert, and the Nevada Union choirs.

Bear River presents the annual winter concert, and the Bear River Choir1s 3One World, One Voice, One Dream² holiday concert. Sierra Foothill High School presents 3Christmas Dinner Theater.²

INFORMATION: Nevada Union High School… 273-4431

Bear River High

School… 268-3700

Sierra Foothill High

School… 272-2635

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