American Family Christmas

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Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale and guests December 15-17 for our next presentation of An American Family Christmas!
Hear reimagined versions of favorite Christmas songs like “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and new favorites like an African themed “Noel,” a hauntingly beautiful a capella version of “O Magnum Mysterium,” and a men’s choral version of “Blue Christmas.”
The special guest artist for the concert series is soprano and Peoria native Dr. Jamie-Rose Guarrine. Dr. Guarrine, a former PACC Youth and Honors Chorus member, attended Peoria Notre Dame and received a BA in Choral Conducting at Illinois Wesleyan University before obtaining her Masters and PHD in Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dr. Guarrine has enjoyed a successful career as a full-time opera singer, including performances in the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and has performed on the stages of Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Austin Opera, Minnesota Opera and many more. She currently is an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Guarrine will sing four solo selections and join the Chorale for Love Came Down at Christmas.
The Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus and a high school winner of the chorale’s Young Artist competition will perform during each concert date. A Junior High Festival Chorus comprised of 6-8th graders from local Central Illinois schools will perform on Friday night only. Attendees are invited to join the PACC for a cake reception on Friday and Saturday evening following each performance. There will also be a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at each performance!
Get into the Yuletide spirit with beautiful music from classical carols and secular holiday favorites! It just isn’t Christmas until you’ve experienced the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s “An American Family Christmas!”
Purchase tickets online at, by calling 309-693-6725 or at the door.
TICKET PRICES:$20.00 Adults$8.00 Students$18.00 Group Rate (10 or more for same performance)For more information, call 309-693-6725 or email


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