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Chamber Singers to present ‘A Baby Boomer Christmas’ at Nicholls

THIBODAUX – The Nicholls State University Chamber Singers will perform “A Baby Boomer Christmas,” directed by Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus, professor of music and director of choral activities, on Thursday, Dec. 2.

This 24th edition of the Chamber Singers’ Christmas Dinner Series will begin at 7 p.m in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Student Union. Doors will open at 6:30.

Surrounded by holiday decor, the appropriately costumed singers will perform Christmas carols and other popular music from 1945 to 1966. Selections will include “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring music from the animated Peanuts special of 1966; “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Silver Bells,” “Blue Christmas,” the Carpenters’ “Merry Christmas Darling,” “Silver and Gold” from the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” TV special; “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song,” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” among others.

Additional period music will include popular Elvis Presley songs and other hits from the 1950s.

A four-course holiday meal will be served as well, including the Chamber Singers’ Old English Wassail and Holiday Soup, along with salad, an entrée with a full compliment of side dishes, dessert and coffee. Each table seats a maximum of eight people.

Tickets are $35 each, or $12 for children 12 and under, and must be reserved by noon Tuesday, Nov. 30. To purchase tickets, call (985) 448-4600 or visit the Department of Music in 241 Talbot Hall.

During the Thanksgiving break, reservations can be made via voice mail at the number listed above or via e-mail to dana.aucoin@nicholls.edu.

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