21 Dec Stage Notes: Les Délices offers Holiday Balm (from Akron Beacon Journal)
When Artistic Director Debra Nagy set out to create Les Délices’ virtual concert “Noel, Noel,” her goal was to create an intimate musical experience as a balm for a holiday season mired in a global pandemic.
“ ‘Noel, Noel’ is really the opposite of a big holiday concert with choir and orchestra. We’re offering a deeply personal shared experience. My hope is that audiences will not only find beauty and comfort in this program, but that they will also be moved and inspired by the combination of beloved song and reflective spoken word,” she said of the program, which will blend carols with classic and contemporary poetry.
The show, an alternative to the traditional Lessons and Carols experience, will feature longtime Cleveland radio and TV host Dee Perry reading the poetry. It will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 on Vimeo and will be available to stream on demand through Dec. 23.