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Master Chorus Eastside to bring in a cold December with some hot music

Master Chorus Eastside’s Fire and Ice: Hot Music for a Cold December, will visit a balmy southern holiday with carols from hot climes. Selections, such as The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy from Trinidad, or the chilly north with Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, as well as other European favorites, will be on the program.

Hot jazz of America will feature Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, White Christmas, and a spicy medley of Christmas tunes.

Audience sing-alongs will include “The burning Bethlehem star, the snowy streets, the twinkling Christmas lights, it all shines in the music,” says MCE’s conductor, Linda Gingrich.“We’ve tried to capture the unforgettable wealth of images of the holidays.”

The chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5at Eastlake Performing Arts Center, Eastlake High School in Sammamish, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12,at Kirkland Performance Center.

For tickets, call the Master Chorus Eastside office at 425-392-8446.More information on the Chorus can be found on the web at

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