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Ars Choralis Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life, Reimagined” for the Holidays

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $25

The award-winning chorus, Ars Choralis, known for its innovative programming, begins its 2019-20 season with a reimagined version of the time-honored holiday movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Directed by Barbara Pickhardt, the chorus will team with pianist Kristen Tuttman, the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Band led by Bob Shaut, Jim Metzner, Jim Moore, and the Ellenville Elementary Select Chorus to create a 1940s-era multi-media event with music, spoken word, clips from the film and other visuals.

Fun for the whole family, the audience follows a despondent George as his guardian angel, Clarence, leads him through his life as it was and what might have been, if he had never been born. At the end, George recognizes that everyone is important and that he matters to everyone around him. As Clarence says, “No man is a failure who has friends.” Ms. Pickhardt adds “…it’s such an important message in these times that we come together as a community.” Told through song and narration, the 1940’s are brought to life with the sounds of a Jazz combo with tunes like Benny Goodman’s “Slipped Disk” and Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin With Some Barbecue,” a Barbershop Quartet and the sounds of the Ellenville Elementary Select Chorus singing songs of the Holidays. This program is based on the 1939 short story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern and the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Frank Capra. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.


December 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $25


Ars Choralis
(845) 679-8172


Redeemer Lutheran Church
104 Wurts Street
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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