The Arvada Chorale will rev up the holidays Dec. 15 and 16 with their 41st annual Christmas concert, "Jingle Bell Jukebox."
The concerts will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m., at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Children 12 and under, and students with ID, are $2. A group discount is available.
Artistic director Marla Wasson turned to technology to choose the program. "I Googled 'Top 10 Rock and Roll Christmas Songs," Wasson said, "and we're singing eight of them," including George Michael's hit "Last Christmas," Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and "Jingle Bell Rock."
The program isn't limited to popular music. It includes Morton Lauridsen's ethereal "Sure on This Shining Night" and a gospel arrangement of "Go Where I Send Thee."
Besides the piano, Arvada Chorale accompanist Chappell Kingsland will solo on electric guitar for Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph Run." Brian Jaffe will join on percussion and Gene Sobczak, the Chorale's new executive director, will play bass.
Joining the Chorale for the first time in many years will be the Arvada High School Chorale. The advanced group of 18 student singers will perform a set from their holiday repertoire, including "Carol of the Bells," an arrangement of Pentatonix's "White Winter Hymnal," and "A Peaceful Alleluia" by Jean Anne Shafferman.
The AHS Chorale is directed by John Miller and accompanied by Lu Mayfield.
For tickets, visit ArvadaChorale.org or the Chorale's Facebook page, or search on "Arvada Chorale on Eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 720-432-9341.