The Carroll Singers harmonize during a recent performance.
The Carroll Singers harmonize during a recent performance. (Courtesy Photo)

The annual Winter Concert of the Carroll Singers will be titled “What Sweeter Music” and contain traditional carols alongside more contemporary pieces and international selections.

The group will perform under their new conductor Julia Richard, according to a news release and accompanist Donald Horneff will perform on the new piano housed in the auditorium.


Richard began serving as the artistic director for Carroll Singers in 2018.

“She is passionate about music and singing being a life-long activity and way of bringing people together,” according to her biography on the Carroll Singers website.

Two shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 26 and 27.

Guest instrumental performers on flute, oboe, and guitar will join the singers.

“Continuing the tradition of our past, Pat Rucker will be soloist on ‘O Holy Night’ and the chorus will end the performance with ‘Hallelujah’ from Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ ” the group wrote in the release.

The Singers rehearse weekly at Westminster High School on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All adult singers are welcome to join.

Audiences may purchase tickets at the Carroll Arts Center, Coffey Music, Menchey Music, and from any Carroll Singers chorus member for $12 in advance or $15 at the door for adults or $7 in advance and $9 at the door for students. Children 6 and younger are free.

A portion of the proceeds from the performance will fund scholarships for music students in the county and support local nonprofits. More information about the chorus is available at