The Village Singers will cover a broad spectrum of music in their upcoming production of "Joy."

"It's a true holiday concert, no question about it," said Wayne Owens, founder and general manager of the German Village-based choral group.

"The reason I say that is we're celebrating Kwanzaa ... we're celebrating Hanukkah and we're celebrating Christmas all in one concert."

The concerts, which close out the group's 16th season, are set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Meeting Haus.

The Singers will be joined for Kwanzaa songs by vocalists from the Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School; students from the Columbus Jewish Day School will lend their talents for Hanukkah songs.

For the first time, the holiday show will close with an Irving Berlin Christmas medley, Owens said.

Accompanist Quinton Jones said he likes the diversity of the song list.

"We're dong a really good job at expressing the unity of the holiday season around the world," Jones said.

Nick Klein, choir director at Grove City High School, will be the director for "Joy."

The choir, which has 35 members from 11 central Ohio communities, represents "musical outreach to the community," Owens said.

"We always sell out because they're good," he said of the shows.

"Over 16 years, Village Singers have become somewhat of a tradition as well, and people support us and we appreciate that."

Spring show

Rehearsals for the spring show, "Just Down the Road," are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Meeting Haus.

The auditions are open to all interested singers and do not require an appointment, Owens said.

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