MERRILLVILLE | The Noteables will herald the holiday season with its holiday concert, "Simple Joys," at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 5375 Harrison St.
Adult tickets for the annual holiday concert by the Lake County Extension Homemakers chorus are $7 at the door, with senior citizens at $5 and children 12 and younger at $3. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for a food drive.
"Simple Joys" begins with the hint to "Light the Lights" and concludes with the prim and proper "Merry Christmas, Mozart." Traditional carols include "Mary, Did You Know?" with violin accompaniment by Joule Tazbir and ASL interpretation by Lindsay Koedyker.
Classics will include the hymns "The Little Drummer Boy" and "O Holy Night." The audience will be swaying to the lilting "Slow Dancing in the Snow" and clapping along to the rollicking "Goin' to the Holy City." Soloist for the spiritual is Anna Mosoriak, with Alana Swopes accompanying on the harp.
Sarah Mitchell, accompanist, will render her piano version of "Go Tell It On the Mountain." Additional solos are "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mosoriak and violinist Joule Tazbir playing "Ave Maria."
Audience participation includes the ever popular "Twelve Days of Christmas."