The annual Christmas concert of the Actors Studio Chorus and Orchestra at penangpac is always a popular event, and tickets are already selling fast.

Around 60 singers from penangpac’s resident choir will perform this year, accompanied by a small orchestra composed of hand-picked top quality musicians from Penang.

Every year, the choir and orchestra regale the packed auditorium with Christmas favourites, such as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, and as the choir becomes more experienced, challenging pieces are added to the repertoire. “In Dulci Jubilo”, performed for the first time last year, will feature again this year, and for the first time, the choir and orchestra will perform Vaughan Williams’ spellbinding  “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”.

Audience members are encouraged to join in and sing along, especially to the cheesy classics (“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”), and youngsters are welcome, and encouraged to  take over the baton and conduct the choir and orchestra in “Jingle Bells”.

This year, the concert takes place at penangpac on level 3A of Straits Quay on December 22nd and 23rd. Tickets are priced at RM 35 per person and can be purchased at or from the box office directly.