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Christchurch School Chorale to participate in caroling program

The Foundation for Historic Christ Church invites the community to its annual Holly & The Ivy caroling program at Christ Church in Weems on Monday, December 3, at 3:30 p.m. The audience will have the opportunity to sing both familiar carols and traditional songs of the holiday season in the church that was built by Robert “King” Carter in 1735.  

The Christchurch School Chorale from Middlesex will add their voices to the holiday merriment. The group is made up of 18 students from China, Ghana, North Carolina, Richmond, Kilmarnock and Reedville who have daily classes in chorale and rehearse every other day for 85 minutes. Led by Dr. Pamela James, director, and accompanied by Tedd Roseberry on the Christ Church organ, there will be soloists, ensembles of the women of the choir, men of the choir, and the entire chorale. Songs will range from an unusual 15th-century Christmas carol, “Adam Lay Y’bounden,” to the well-known “Joy to the World,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and other favorites.  And, of course, the audience will have many opportunities to sing along.

For the past several years, Historic Christ Church has welcomed the community to participate in this popular annual event. Many residents of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, who remember the delight of caroling in their youth, can recreate those memories on December 3.

Following the caroling, refreshments of holiday treats, accompanied by hot spiced cider and hot chocolate, will be served in the Bayne Center.  Admission to the event is two non-perishable items as a donation to the local Food Bank.  The gift shop, filled with a wide selection of unique items for Christmas giving, will be open before and after the caroling. Many of the items are on sale.

For additional information, contact Trish Geeson at Historic Christ Church at 438-6855.

posted 11.28.2012

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