Women of Note, a non-profit women’s choral organization, brings its 2009 Holiday program “Holiday Songs, Old and New,” to four Evanston retirement communities this month.
A concert on Dec. 10 at 1:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Homes, 3200 Grant Street, kicks off the Evanston appearances.
This year’s schedule also includes the following performances: 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the King Home, 1555 Oak Ave.; 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16 at Mather Pavilion, 820 Foster St.; and 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Three Crowns Retirement Community, 2323 McDaniel Ave.
This year’s program includes holiday favorites like “Let it Snow,” “Still, Still, Still,” “The Christmas Song” and “Winter Wonderland” as well a medley of Hanukkah songs and jazz arrangements of “Jingle Bells” and “Carol of the Bells.”
Audiences also look forward to the sing-along in the middle of all the programs. A barbershop version of “Happy Birthday” is another well-loved component of each show.
Founded in 1965, Women of Note performs for seniors each year for two weeks in December and two weeks in May. While the singers donate their time, music director Joseph Agnew and accompanist Maya Galperin are professional musicians