The Otero Junior College Student and Community Choir Christmas concert will have a multicultural twist this year. Performances will be Dec. 7 and 8.

The Otero Junior College Student and Community Choir Christmas concert will have a different twist this year. Director Dean Rees tried to represent as many different places and cultures as he could in the mix of music. A tonal poem featuring "Trinidad!" a fine American piece, "Sure on this Shining Night," an opera excerpt from Verdi's "Aida," sung in Italian, a Japanese number - these are some of the eclectic program mix.

These fine choral presentations often feature extra instrumentation, solos and other small groupings. This year's performances will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ed Stafford Theatre on the Otero Junior College campus in La Junta and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Grand Theater in Rocky Ford. All performances are free and open to the public.