Grande leads Community Chorus Holiday Concert Sunday


DRACUT – Leon Grande may be retired from the Dracut Public Schools’ music program, but he’s still sharing his incredible talent with the community.

On Sunday, Dec. 18, beginning at 6 p.m, Grande will direct the Dracut Community Chorus in their annual Holiday Concert at the Dracut Senior High School auditorium, 1540 Lakeview Ave. The concert is free and open to the public.

From Polar Express to Latin songs, from Christmas to Hanukkah, the wide range of music planned for Sunday will “have people singing the songs for the next two weeks,” said Linda Trouville, chorus member.

Among the selection are “meaningful songs, like ‘I Wish You Christmas,’ lively songs like ‘Carol of the Bells,’ songs for the children, ‘Hot Chocolate’ from Polar Express and a medley of three songs from the The Grinch film, a Hanukkah song, ‘We Are Lights,’ a French song called ‘Pat-a-Pan’, and for people who like the traditional Latin songs, there’s ‘Hodie Chritus Natus Est,'” said Trouville.

“We all love to sing and you will notice it. The result is 45 minutes of sheer joy and entertainment that will have everyone leaving in the complete Christmas and holiday spirit.”

Refreshments will be served after the concert, along with a basket raffle, proceeds of which benefit the continuation of the Community Chorus.