BRADFORD – The University of Pittsburgh’s arts program brings this week to public and private performances by The American Caroling Co.
Costumed Christmas singers will take part in the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Standing” Believe in the Magic of Christmas Parade from 5 pm-7pm on December 3rd at Chambers Street Extension. Carts, vehicles, and other parade units will line up along Chestnut Street Extension as parade watchers drive the route from downtown, ending at the Zippo / Case Museum and Flagship Store.
On Saturday, the carolers will sing and stroll in downtown Kane from 1:30 p.m.
The singers will also perform in Bradford nursing homes and assisted living facilities, schools, churches and on campus.
“We understand that people are still concerned about getting into a theater with a full audience, so we decided to bring the Christmas cheer to the community in the form of traditional Victorian carols,” said Patty Colosimo, director of arts programs at Pitt – Bradford.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the carols company came into being when singer Jaclyn Brown received inquiries for high-quality carols. Recognizing the demand for professional Christmas carols, Brown used her network of Nashville theatrical costumes and singers to create the American Caroling Co.
The company quickly became known for its mix of a cappella voices, theatrical performances, and original arrangements. The Christmas Singers perform at corporate parties, private homes, city events, stadiums, and for A-list celebrities including Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Macy’s Department Stores, Jim Kelley and the Buffalo Bills, and NBC’s Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting throughout the season.