Once again, St. Mary’s in the Mountains invites one and all to our Annual Red Door Community Carol Sing. Join the entire community on the afternoon of December 14, to celebrate the Season, singing traditional carols and seasonal favorites, and enjoying musical performances by Deerfield Valley musicians, tasty treats, and surprises.
The Red Doors on East Main Street will open at 3:15 p.m., with hot cider and snacks available. Beginning at 3:30, guests will be entertained by singers and musical ensembles, offering seasonal classical, choral, and even more modern music, in a wide variety of styles. Then, starting at 4:00 p.m., the audience is invited to join in singing Christmas Carols and seasonal songs, accompanied on piano, guitar, and St. Mary’s beautiful pipe organ. Among the performers and accompanists will be Valley Voices (an eight -voice women’s chorus led by Sue Maddern), clarinetist Kathleen Loomis-Ward, violinist Bekka Eowind, pianist Barbara Lipstadt, organist John Terauds, Eithne and Mike Eldred, Evon Mack, Holly & Joe Fortner, and others. Lyric books will be available for all, and interspersed with the sing-along will be performances of seasonal music by singers and instrumentalists.
This is the Fourth Red Door Carol Sing, and the 14th in St. Mary’s series of Red Door Concerts, each of which has raised money for local organizations that help our friends and neighbors. This year, all donations to the Carol Sing will support the Friends of Pettee Memorial Library. The Library – which traces its ancestry back to 1796 – houses 16,000 materials in its collection, has over 2800 active users, and provides the community an invaluable resource for reading, computer usage, and meetings of local groups.
Admission is by free will donation, with all proceeds going to Friends of Pettee Library. Hot drinks, gingerbread, cookies and other treats will be available.
The event is on December 14 at the Red Doors at 13 E. Main Street, in Wilmington. Doors open at 3:15 p.m., music starts at 3:30 p.m., with the singalong beginning at 4:00 p.m. Plan to arrive early so you do not miss any of the festivities, and have a chance to taste the snacks.