Craig Bond’s St. Helena Chamber Singers warmed up backstage at their beautiful new performance home — the St. Helena Performing Arts Center at the St. Helena High School.
The choir is made up of 70 voices and accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra. They were joined by Joe Galambos and presented two shows, one on Saturday evening, Dec. 16, the other on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17, which was sold out.
This year’s program marked the 38th straight year this choir has presented choral Christmas music in town. Programs vary but always include selections from Handel’s Messiah, including the “Hallelujah” chorus. It’s a great local tradition.