MIDDLEPORT — “Christmas Along the River,” the annual holiday talent revue of the Riverbend Arts Council, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Council’s headquarters located at 290 North Second Street in Middleport.
Pre-show music by the Big Bend Community Band will begin at 7 p.m. with the talent revue to start at 7:30 p.m.
Linda Warner will emcee the show which will open with Patty Fellure’s Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts dancers performing to “The Best Song Ever. There will be vocals by Bonne Smith-Kreseen doing “Something to Talk About,” followed by Todd Bissell singing, “The Way You Look Tonight,” and Lindsey Jackson presenting “On That Not So Silent Night.”
New to the show this year will be the Cabaletta Children’s Chorus composed of third through eighth graders, boys and girls, in Mason County Schools. It is directed by Rachel Reynolds, a teacher in Mason County, and is a part of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus which is West Virginia’s official chorus as well as ambassadors of music for the state.
A vocal “Adore Him” by Holly Delong and a dance by Patty Fellure’s senior dancers to “Someday at Christmas” will wrap up the first half of the show.
Follow the intermission during which time Bob DeLong will be playing Christmas music on the key board, the second act will open with dancers performing to “Something to Dance For” , Bonne Smith Kreseen returning to the microphone to sing “Where Are you Christmas?” and the Cabaletta Children’s Chorus doing another set of vocals. Todd Bissell will sing “Christmas in Killamy,” and Lindsey Jackson with guitar accompaniment by Bill Crane will present the always popular “White Christmas.”
Making their first appearance in the Christmas show will be the Bradford Church of Christ Choir singing “O Holy Night.” The show will close with the Gallia Meigs Performing Arts doing a parade routine to “An Extra Ordinary Christmas.”
All tickets will be sold at the door at $5 for children and $7 for adults.