Free holiday concert Dec. 14 in Monroe, Wis.

Online Staff Report

MONROE, Wis. — Get in the holiday spirit and join the fun at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, in the Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall when the Monroe Arts Center (MAC) presents a free holiday concert for the entire community.

Vocalist Tracy Bristow, accompanied on piano by Christina Parkinson of Freeport, Ill., will draw from her large repertoire of traditional and popular Christmas music such as “Winter Wonderland” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

Classical favorites, “Rose of Bethlehem” and “Gesu Bambino,” are also part of the evening’s program.

Guest vocalists include Bristow’s daughter, Adair, and sister, Nadine Whiteman, who will both join Tracy on stage for a selection or two.

Additional music accompaniment by Deb Krattiger (saxophone) and Cindy Blanc (piano), along with magical Christmas stories and festive poems by Master of Ceremonies Ron Spielman, make this performance a delightful way to celebrate the season with family and friends.

This hour-long concert will conclude MAC’s 2012 Holiday Silent Auction. Auction items are in display in MAC’s Wesley Hall and bids may be placed until 6:45 p.m. the evening of the concert. The public is also invited to attend a pre-show reception in Wesley Hall from 6 to 7 p.m.

MAC is at 1315 11th St., in Monroe, Wis. For further information, call (608) 325-5700, or online at www.monroeartscenter.com.

Posted Dec. 12, 2012