WAUKESHA, WIS.— The annual Christmas at Carroll concert will be Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Seating is reserved; advance ticket purchase recommended. Call 262.524.7633 for tickets, which are $10 adults and $5 students/seniors 60 and older.
The concert features all of Carroll's ensembles, as well as readings and audience carols. This year is a contemplation of The Rose, an image that has served poets, musicians and artists for centuries. During the Christmas season it is a powerful expression of purity, beauty and new life – from ancient descriptions of Mary as the “rose without thorn” to references to Christ as a “floweret bright.”