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Silver Chorale Christmas Concert December 3 and 4, 2022

choraleSilver Chorale 2019 Christmas Concert members and in forefront Director Bryce Wooton.Silver Chorale and its now 33 members will perform a variety of sacred, Christmas and jazzy musical selections on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel in Santa Clara, NM.  Their second concert will be performed at the Calvary Chapel of Silver  City at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 4, 2022.  Five members were chosen to to be a quintet that will also perform several special numbers.  Just some of the songs:  "I Wonder as I Wander," "Here We Come a Caroling," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," as well as their resident: Grinch: Jim Rowan, performing "You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch."  

"The concert is free to the public, although we are a non-profit organization, and we graciously accept donations,” said a chorale board member.  For any other information, call 575-654-1976. 

Mariachi Christmas Spectacular December 16, 2022

Fine Arts Center Theatre  

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Purchase tickets at wnmu.edu/culture.

Mariachi Plata de WNMU will perform live with Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte.

Holiday Artisan Market December 3 and 4, 2022

An annual event for the last 8 years will be held again on the weekend of December 3 and 4, 2022. The Holiday Artisan Market will be at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center next to Ace Hardware on Hwy. 180 East.

Hours will be 10 – 4 on Saturday and 11 to 3 on Sunday.

The show has more than 30 quality local artists participating in a wide range of mediums. Types of fine arts and crafts include painters, jewelers, weavers, gourd artists, crocheted items, knitters, leatherworkers, photography, pottery, wood workers, fused glass, wood carvers, fiber art and garment makers. Some are award winners in their categories.

Included in this year’s lineup is Ann Alexander of La Bella Terra Art, Ann Shea-Smith from Huisache Designs, Blythe Whitley, Deborah Hutchings from Artful Things,  Donny Foley with Four Directions Weaving, Fleda Lawyer of Fleda Fused Glass, Gay Scheibl of Gay Scheibl Art, George Austin of Silver Imaging, George Thompson of Segmented Wood Turning, John and Linda Rokosz from Ruckus Ridge, Julie Bailey Jewelry, Kate Brown Pottery, Kenneth Hadlock of Art by KGH, Kim Muller of Burro Mountain Studio, Kimberley Sellon of Feather Tree.

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SCCT Winter Gala December 16, 2022

Donations Requested!

Silver City Community Theater is sponsoring a Spring Youth Drama Camp on March 13-17, 2023. It will allow children from ages 6 to 11 to explore theater in a safe and fun environment. The Camp will be led by SCCT Artistic Director Wendy Spurgeon.

Anything you can offer in the way of prizes or donations will be greatly appreciated and will be used to offset the costs of teachers and the Camp.

How will we do it? With your much needed help, will be hosting a fundraiser/Winter Gala dinner at the Murray Hotel, 200 W. Broadway in Silver City, on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. This private, ticketed event will include dinner, beer, wine, and entertainment galore, featuring actors from several local community theater groups!

We will use an auction and a separate balloon-pop to distribute your generously donated prizes. Examples of potential donations include:

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Jingle and Mingle: New Mexico Wonderland December 2, 2022

Bring the family to a festive New Mexico Wonderland celebration at Regents Square for a festive seasonal celebration, Friday, December 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy live music from Mariachi Plata de WNMU and Christmas carols; a performance of the Nutcracker, children’s activities, seasonal treats, photo ops, ugly sweater contest, special guests Santa and Elves, and a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by President Shepard.

Jingle and Mingle is outdoors and free to the public.

Friday, December 2

Jingle and Mingle

New Mexico Wonderland

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For more information visit wnmu.edu/culture.

Four Shillings Short - Celtic, Folk, and World Music Concert December 3, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 7-9pm: Celtic, Folk & World music concert with Four Shillings Short

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan St, Silver City, NM 86061

For info: (575) 574-2170

https://www.uufsc.com 

Suggested donation:  $10

Benefit concert for the Social Justice Committee

ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

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Hi Lo Silvers Christmas Concert and Sing-Along December 9 and December 11, 2022

hilo2022Hi Lo Silvers as of April 2022. Photo by Mary Alice MurphyHi Lo Silvers presents a Christmas Concert and Sing-Along on Friday, December 9, at 7 pm, and Sunday December 11, at 3 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street in Silver City. 

Nada Dates will direct the chorus who sing Christmas and holiday music with piano accompaniment by Rhonda Gorog, bass by Becky Harwood, percussion by Melinda McClanahan, and flute by Betsy Shook.  

Guest artist Satoko Goellner will play Chopin’s piano Etude Op. 10, No.  3.  As a unique and special feature, the chorus will perform two pieces on the Angklung, a traditional bamboo musical instrument of Indonesia.   

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Homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe December 11, 2022

Grant County will be celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a musical tribute to be held on Sunday, December 11 at the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the campus of Western New Mexico University. There will be no admission fee thanks to the generous donations of individuals, businesses and organizations. Donations will continue to be accepted up until the day of the event.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the celebration will begin at 2:00.

The entire program will be in Spanish, except for the presentation of Ave María in Spanish and Latin by local musician Brandon Perrault.

The celebration will include an opening prayer followed by a procession lead by La Rondalla Santa Rita, a local trio of gentlemen who play acoustic guitars and sing in Spanish. The procession will also include other guitarists and singers, the Guadalupanas from St. Vincent de Paul and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic churches and the Knights of Columbus.  There will be a reenactment of the five apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Saint Juan Diego that took place in the year 1531.  

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