Get that special holiday spirit this year! Bring the entire family to Rochester Area High School, 540 Reno Street, Rochester during the afternoon of Saturday, December 2, when the Beaver Valley Choral Society and Rochester Area School District present the 2023 Christmas Carol Sing and
Light-Up Night!

Doors open at 2:30pm for a fun-filled afternoon of merriment and holiday cheer, starting with the Beaver Area Army Jr. ROTC Honor Guard who conducts the Presenting of the Colors followed by singing our National Anthem and the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Beginning at 2:30pm St. Barnabas Broadcasting Beaver County Radio airs a live two-hour remote broadcast from the Carol Sing!

The kids get excited at 3pm when Rochester’s Volunteer Fire Department escorts Santa and Mrs.Claus to the school gymnasium. All boys and girls can personally meet with the Jolly Old Elf in the festively decorated workshop, gingerbread house and decorated Candyland. The Joel Sherman family farm of Chippewa Township is providing Santa’s giant sleigh, on display in the workshop. During the entire afternoon enjoy some complimentary Christmas cookies, punch or hot cocoa. There are lots of activities for children including face painting, craft making and writing letters to our
military personnel stationed around the world.

At 3:45pm children of all ages can watch Diane and Larry Brosius present a stage production reading of Clement C. Moore’s “Night Before Christmas.” Then at 4pm everyone heads for the natatorium for the 2023 Christmas Carol Sing! This fantastic sing-along event showcases a variety of familiar sacred and secular carols, presented by the members of Beaver Valley Choral Society’s principal choir, orchestra and Treble Youth Chorale; in
addition to Rochester’s chorus and band students.

At 5pm Rochester’s kindergarten students present their annual Christmas concert inside the auditorium. The festive, merry afternoon draws to a close at 6pm with the official Rochester High School Light Up!

This free community festival is created by the leaders of Rochester Area School District and Beaver Valley Choral Society. Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe and Rome Monument are corporate sponsors. In lieu of admission, Carol Sing! goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for the Fill-the-Bus food raiser that benefits Families Matter Food Pantry, Monaca. A special bus parked on Reno Street in front of the school, is provided by Frye Transportation of Industry.

Founded at Beaver College in 1923, the Beaver Valley Choral Society enters its Second Century of Song. BVCS is a 501(c)3 Christian-faith based, non-denominational, intergenerational choral and orchestral arts organization.