CCA events included in BDN roundup of holiday shows in Maine

Several shows at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts were included in a Bangor Daily News roundup of holiday shows in eastern Maine. UMaine’s choral ensembles and student orchestra will perform in the annual Yuletide Celebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the CCA. A touring show from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan will bring a version of “A Christmas Carol” to the CCA on Dec. 12, and British a cappella group The Swingles will perform a holiday show at the CCA at 7 p.m. Dec. 17, the article states. The Robinson Ballet and Bangor Symphony Orchestra will give their annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at the CCA at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 3 p.m. Dec. 21. In addition to the Collins Center shows, UMaine School of Performing Arts faculty also are involved in upcoming holiday events. Kevin Birch, an instructor of organ and harpsichord at UMaine, will lead the annual Musica Sacra show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, featuring St. John’s Chamber Choir. Noreen Silver, an instructor of cello and chamber music at UMaine, will lead a multitude of local cellists playing the music of the season in the Winter Solstice Cello Fest, to be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bangor Arts Exchange, the BDN reported.