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Eileen JoyceRod Baggett directs the Nevada Union High School Chamber Choir Wednesday morning at the high school.
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Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day two nights early with a mixture of love songs, comedy and trivia?

At the 10th annual Valentine Concert featuring the Nevada Union High School Chamber Choir Tuesday, a 28-member choir will sing, share famous quotes on love and marriage, and offer a number of off-the-wall statistics, such as the number of valentines sent last year.



“It’s lighthearted fun about the theme of love,” said NUHS choral director Rod Baggett. “Some of it is corny, some of it is mushy, but the audience loves it every year.




“There’s a good variety of music,” he added.

The songs are old favorites. Several are from musicals, including “Camelot,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “South Pacific.”

Choir members will also sing solos, duets and quartets.

Notable quotes, which will be dispersed throughout the concert, are from well-known poets, authors and other personalities.

Choir members Elaine Gavin and Ramsey Demeter will emcee.

The Booster Club sponsors the concert as an annual fund-raiser for the high school choral department. It raises from $600 to $700 each year, Baggett said.

The concert will be at Sierra Presbyterian Church, across from the high school.

The annual Valentine Concert has longstanding traditions, including the students’ wearing tuxedos and fancy dresses. In addition, choir members randomly place signed valentines in programs. After the concert, audience members with cards receive a red, white or pink carnation.

The other tradition is that Boosters Club members provide complimentary dessert, coffee and punch immediately following the concert.

Know and Go

WHAT: 10th annual Valentine’s Concert presented by the Nevada Union Chamber Choir

WHEN: Tuesday at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City

ADMISSION: $7

INFORMATION: 273-4431, ext. 305.


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