Choral Society sings in the season

14 years ago

By Barbara Scott
Staff Writer

With the Thanksgiving Day leftovers gone, holiday lights visible at many locations and shopping lists being written (and re-written) it’s time to give yourself a little gift; attend one (or all) of the three Christmas Concerts being presented by the Caribou Choral Society.

According to Dan Ladner, choral director, the 33rd annual concert, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Caribou, is entitled, “Northern Maine Christmas” and will feature a song selection written by native Maine writer, Cathie Pelletier, with that same title.

Other selections will include: “Star of Bethlehem” from the movie, “Home Alone;” “Gloria in Excelsis” from Mozart’s “Twelfth Mass”; the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah”; “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas,” “Seeing Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child,” “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Ring Those Christmas Bells.”

Mari-Jo Hedman is the piano accompanist for the multi-community choral group.

Performance dates include the following. Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church in Caribou; Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Presque Isle; and on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at the new Ashland District School.

All performances are free of charge, however donations are appreciated to help defray the cost of sheet music.