Thom, Dougherty present ‘Christmas and Candlelight’ Dec. 23

Posted on December 05, 2008 by Staff Writer

Sweet Briar College voice instructor Marcia Thom will team up with good friend Paddy Dougherty on Tuesday, Dec. 23, for “Christmas and Candlelight,” a holiday music concert to benefit the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra.

The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oakwood Country Club in Lynchburg, also will feature Sweet Briar community members Anna Billias, piano accompanist for the Sweet Briar choirs, and harp instructor Virginia Schweninger.

Christmas classics — “White Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” and others — are on the program, along with an original number by Dougherty. Accompanied by pianist Glenn Buck, Thom and Dougherty will sing several solos and duets, including a medley of kid’s Christmas favorites. Billias and Schweninger will perform solos.

Tickets are $75, which includes Champagne, coffee and sweets. To purchase tickets, visit