The Atlanta Women’s Chorus Takes Us Back To The 1940s With Holiday Concert

Atlanta Women's Chorus
The Atlanta Women’s Chorus will perform a 1940s holiday radio show Saturday, Dec. 14, at Grace United Methodist Church. (Credit: Ella Doyle)

In the 1940s, people found comfort and escape from the ravages of World War II at the movies and in the music of the era. Most of the Christmas music that we still cherish was created during that decade.

This holiday season, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus is celebrating those classic tunes with a Vintage Holidays Radio Show on Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes sat down earlier this week with artistic director Melissa Arasi to discuss the performance.

When asked why the group decided to give this performance a mid-century theme, Arasi said, “Each one of those songs, I think, was trying to cheer up the world, and Lord knows we need some cheering up now, too.”

The performances will be Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.

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