"These songs allow you to use your imagination," artistic director Eileen Chang said. "I want our audiences to feel what winter is like. Many people have never experienced snow."
An arrangement of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" uses no words, just the instrumental sound of the human voice, sung in four parts. Another piece, "Virmalised (Northern Lights)," by renowned Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis is another song with no words but featuring long, swirling sounds.
Cantabella training choirs will sing at 1 p.m., and performance choirs are onstage at 4 p.m. Tickets are $24; children 18 and younger are free. Purchase tickets at www.cantabella.org or at the door.
Crow Canyon Presbyterian Church is located at 9015 S. Gale Ridge Road in San Ramon.
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