Farmington Valley Chorale holiday performances

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Artists of Novi Cantori

The Farmington Valley Chorale with Ellen Gilson Voth, artistic director, will perform excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium) in two December concerts in Granby. The oratorio relates the Christmas story in dramatic style and contains many familiar themes that have been used by other composers in Christmas music settings.

Joining the 100-member chorale are the artists of Novi Cantori, a professional chamber choir based in Westfield. Orchestral musicians from the Hartford Symphony will accompany the singers.

The performances will take place at Granby Memorial High School, 52 North Granby Road on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. Donation is $20, free for full-time students. For tickets and directions, contact