Celebrate the Holidays
By Kathleen Ellsworth
December brings the eleventh annual concert of the San Miguel Singers, a group of people who gather weekly in the home of their director, Liz Stone, to make music together. This year they will be joined by a handbell choir that will play alone and also with the choir. The bells are an unusual instrument in that each performer must play only part of the piece. The movement has been compared to a “dance for the arms” and how you play is almost as important as what you play. The bells themselves belong to St. Paul’s church.
Musical event featuring choir and handbells
Fri, Dec 12, 5pm
St. Paul’s Church
The concert will consist of a variety of music, including a fun round about addiction to coffee! There will be several lovely Christmas pieces from Cuba in Spanish, and a lovely traditional carol in German. At the finale the audience will be invited to join in, singing “Silent Night” in whichever language he/she learned it. Past years have included German, Spanish, English, and Danish, and the choir hopes to add more variety. The chorus is accompanied by pianist Lorelei Capell.
The concert is free; however, this year we will take a “free-will offering” which will benefit ALMA, the home for the elderly. At this holiday time of the year many people focus on the needs of children, but the elderly should not be overlooked. The wonderful volunteers at ALMA do their part all year round, and the chorus sings there several times a year. The chorus welcomes those who like to sing. If interested, please contact Liz Stone, director, at 154 8239.