The Voices of Christmas will ring out at the historic Ariel Opera House on Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm. The performance will be featuring the younger Ariel musicians on piano, voice and strings as well as the adult choral group, the Ariel Singers. This annual concert is a variety show of holiday songs sure to warm your heart that include I Wonder as I Wander, Carol of the Bells, Mary Did You Know and many more. Solos, duos and larger ensembles round out the bill of fare for this musical potpourri.

Vocal and piano instructor Judith Cavendish and string instrument instructor Elaine Swinney will be leading the musicians in a variety of Christmas hymns and songs as well as novelty holiday tunes.

The Ariel Singers will be performing the compositions and arrangements of John Rutter and David Willcocks including Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Nativity Carol, Rose of Bethlehem and O Holy Night as well for Voices of Christmas. Formed to sing in the Ariel’s production of The Music Man, the Ariel Singers is open to all those who love choral singing and meets on Tuesdays at 7 pm.

Tickets for Voices of Christmas are $10 and are available online at or at the box office located at 428 Second Ave. in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.