REVIEW: ‘Carols and Candlelight’ was a feast for the ears

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 02:16 PM.

There’s no denying the Okaloosa Chamber Singers’ technical expertise. Under Overturf’s direction, they could have easily tackled an evening of purely classical choral music and still been delightful. But the inclusion of familiar, popular holiday standards and the opportunity to share the vocal duties endeared the ensemble to its audiences and left us hungry for more.

Overturf said she has not had the chance to contemplate a Chamber Singers spring concert, but that hasn’t stopped her from mulling over some ideas.

“We’re talking about doing a festival of hymns, which is a nice program. But we don’t have anything in concrete. One of my singers is also thinking it would be fun to do an a capella program. I always get suggestions from my singers.”

Until then, here’s a heartfelt “thank you” for this special Christmas gift from the Okaloosa Chamber Singers.

And I have at least two more presents to unwrap: Christmas concerts from the Crestview High School on Dec. 13 and Schola Cantorum on Dec. 17.

Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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