Chorus performances herald arrival of Yule season

Despite the possibility of more rain, the Christmas season is arriving in San Jose’s downtown.

Four choruses tonight and four more Friday night will provide seasonal selections.

The scene is at the Teatro Nacional, where Friday night, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional also performs.

Then Saturday night it’s the turn of the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Cartago.

Tonight the Coro del Adulto Mayor of the Universidad de Costa Rica, Musicarte, the Coro Colegio Iribó and the Coro del Programa
Preuniversitario de Formación Musical at Universidad Nacional are on the program.

Friday appearing are the Coro de Niños de San Pablo de Heredia, the Coro Academia Carlos Luis Fallas, the Coro Juvenil del Instituto Nacional de Música and the Coro Universitario de la Universidad de Costa Rica.

Performances by the choruses begin at 5 p.m.

The Teatro Nacional is also where the best-known portal is on display. The portal is the Spanish name for the nativity scene.

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional’s 8 p.m. symphony Friday will benefit those who suffered storm damage at the beginning of November.

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