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Kingwood Pops, Kingwood Chorale present “Home for the Holidays”

KINGWOOD (Nov. 30, 2012) – The Kingwood Pops Orchestra (KPO) and the Kingwood Chorale (KC), two of the longest-running community music groups in the area, are joining forces in a first-ever combined concert entitled, “Home for the Holidays.”

The concert will be held in the beautiful, 700-seat sanctuary at Strawbridge United Methodist Church on Dec. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. With approximately 130 dedicated musicians, the large group will perform Christmas favorites including “Hallelujah Chorus”, “O Holy Night”, “White Christmas” and more.

“I am very excited about this joint project,” said Todd Miller, Kingwood Chorale conductor and chair of Lone Star College-Kingwood’s music department. “The Kingwood Pops and the Kingwood Chorale are two of our community partner ensembles that call the college home, and this concert will bring two great organizations together for the first time in an entertaining concert the community will enjoy.”

The combined ensemble will be led by KPO conductor Kris Chapman. KC members Beth Higgins and Sarah Hardin will be featured soloists. A special holiday tradition of the KPO is to auction off a chance to conduct a “Sleigh Ride” in the second half of the program.  Also, the audience is encouraged to bring canned goods to support the Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) or the Society of St. Stephen.

Audience members are encouraged to buy their tickets early. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Market Cleaners (in Kingwood, Atascocita or Walden), at the door or on each organization’s secure website at http://www.kingwoodpops.org/ or http://www.kingwoodmusicalarts.org/. Kingwood Musical Arts Society (KMAS) and KPO season ticket holders should already have their reserved tickets in their season packets.

Strawbridge United Methodist Church is located at 5629 Kingwood Drive at Willow Terrace. For more information, on “Home for the Holidays”, call 281-360-6238 or 281-319-1260.

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With 75,000 students in credit classes and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.