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Celebrating the season with Cori Connors
by JENNIFFER WARDELL
Nov 18, 2013 | 2645 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Connors performing at a previous year’s concert. The artist performs several holiday concerts throughout the season, including some in Salt Lake.  
Photo by Joe Bennion
Connors performing at a previous year’s concert. The artist performs several holiday concerts throughout the season, including some in Salt Lake. Photo by Joe Bennion
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FARMINGTON – Plenty of Davis County residents love to spend Thanksgiving weekend with Cori Connors.

The well-known singer songwriter will be holding her annual Farmington Christmas concert Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Farmington Community Arts Center. She will also perform Dec. 2, but the tickets for that concert have already sold out.

“We’ve had some people drive in from as far away as Logan, but most of the audience is generally from Davis County,” said Connors. “They’re the best.”

A mix of old and new friends will be joining her onstage for this year’s concert. Mark Robinette, Kelly DeHaan and Merlyn Schofield will make return appearances, and this year they will be joined on stage by guitarist Steve Witt and cellist Emily Quigley.

“She’s really fun,” said Connors.

Due to audience demand, Connors’ husband Dave will also be back onstage. A regular at these concerts, Dave Connors took a break from performing during the 2012 concerts.

“He didn’t sing last year, and we got criticized for it,” she said with a laugh.

Though Connors doesn’t have a new Christmas album out this year, the concert will feature music from the recently re-released album “Out of the Blue.” Recorded in Nashville, the album features songs that went on to be re-recorded by musicians such as Linda Ronstadt and Chris LeDoux.

“It hasn’t been out for awhile,” she said, adding that the album will also be available at the concert.

Connors regularly donates a portion of the proceeds from the concert to a good cause. This year, she plans on donating the money to purchase a corral and a couple of cows for an orphanage in Africa.

In previous years, the funds have gone toward purchasing guitars for a Title 1 school in Texas and setting up a scholarship fund in honor of a young man who had passed away.

“My audiences have always been so supportive about that,” she said.

It’s that support that Connors said helps bring the feeling of Christmas to the concerts.

“The concert always has a very warm spirit,” she said. “It’s not just the music. It’s the people who bring it.”

Tickets are $12 general admission and $17 preferred seating. They can be purchased online at webtrac.farmington.utah.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html or by calling 801-451-0953.
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