Holiday concert is Sunday

11 years ago

    EAST MILLINOCKET — Twenty-two voices and six instrumentalists will bring together their ecumenical musical talents for an evening of Christmas music in East Millinocket when St. Peter’s Church presents a performance of “Sing We All Noel” on Sunday evening, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m., at St. Peter’s Church, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket.
    The hour and one-half long program will feature such musical favorites as “Holy Night”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Mary Did You Know”, “Come Light of Hope” and many more well known Christmas songs, all under the direction of Karen Giberson.
    This, Giberson explains, “is not your traditional (concert) event but will feature a mix of classical pieces, easy listening, Christmas carols, gospel and Celtic music.”
    There will be 10-minute intermission during the program followed by the Nativity Story performed by a group of children. This then will be followed by more musical performances. At the conclusion of the concert light refreshments will be served in the parish center. Although there is no charge for the concert, free will donations will be gratefully accepted.
    Choir members and instrumentalist have been practicing for the concert for the past seven weeks. Those privy to the concert rehearsals have remarked, “This is as close to professional as you’ll get.” Others who have knowledge of the rehearsals say they “are looking forward to the concert.”
    Instruments featured in the concert will include an oboe, trumpet, guitar, violin, bells and drums. Fourteen solos will be performed during the concert. Details of the concert have been posted on Facebook.
    “Very ecumenical,” says choir member Nancy Moscone, in describing those  who will perform during the concert. Participants, she says, represent nearly all area denominations including protestants, Catholics, Pentecostals, members of the Nazarene Church and members of many other faiths. Participants also include students from the University of Maine, plus high school students, she says.
    It has been many years since St. Peter’s last put on such an event, remembers Moscone, who has been a member of the St. Peter’s choir for 34 years.
    The church has ample seating arrangements and there is plenty of parking area available.