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Firebird Ensemble offers up musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Baritone Aaron Engebreth and conductor Jeffrey Means with the Firebird Ensemble on Monday at the Strand Theatre. Baritone Aaron Engebreth and conductor Jeffrey Means with the Firebird Ensemble on Monday at the Strand Theatre. (Charles Sternaimolo Photography)
By Matthew Guerrieri
Globe Correspondent / December 7, 2011
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Like finding an extra box of ornaments, the Firebird Ensemble brought back their tradition of Jon Deak’s “The Passion of Scrooge’’ this year, performing the new-musical version of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol’’ in free community concerts at Faneuil Hall and, on Monday, Dorchester’s Strand Theatre. Deak, who came up from New York for the occasion, spins a version both modern and old-fashioned. Emphasizing the story’s psychological, hallucinatory side, Deak filters the entire story through a single baritone soloist.

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FIREBIRD ENSEMBLE

Kate Vincent, artistic director

At: Strand Theatre, Dorchester, Monday