Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The culmination of columns I wrote just over a year ago takes place Sunday, Dec. 10, with a non-denominational Community Christmas Concert here in Sunnyside. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at Fourth Street and Edison Avenue in Sunnyside.
It's exciting to see how the choir of about 20 people from various ages, walks of life and churches has come together over the past few weeks.
I wasn't sure what the result would be after those columns last year, which asked if there would be interest in an old-fashioned community choir.
There apparently was and is interest.
Under the guidance of our director, the Rev. Debora Jennings, the choir-situated in a balcony for better acoustics-will perform a mix of traditional Christmas carols. They will range from the familiar to Christmas songs dating back to the middle ages.
Interspersed through the hour-long program will be Christmas scripture readings.
And kicking it off will be a bluegrass-flavored Christmas carol or two by Top String, featuring the Top family of Sunnyside.
I'm nervous, having missed some practices for work, but excited for this Christmas-not "holiday"-concert to finally become reality.
You, the general public, are invited to attend the concert.
You can also help us make a difference by not only showing up for our first concert, but by bringing a canned food item to help out the local food bank.
Hope to see you there.