Don’t miss this festive singing
WILMINGTON- St. Mary’s in the Mountains, 13 East Main Street, is inviting all to help welcome in the holiday season with its third annual Red Door Community Carol Sing on the afternoon of Saturday, December 1. Join the community 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 will open at 3:15 pm, with hot cider and snacks available. Beginning at 3:30 pm, guests will be entertained by singers and musical ensembles offering choral, traditional, and some new music of the season in a wide variety of styles. Starting at 4 pm, the audience is invited to join in singing Christmas carols and seasonal songs. There will be a few new ones as well as some nontraditional arrangements of some classics. Among the performers and accompanists will be flautist Caitlin Sullivan and a 10-voice women’s chorus led by Sue Maddern and featuring Ned Wilson, Eithne Eldred, Kathleen Loomis-Ward, Evon Mack, Holly and Joe Fortner, and others. Lyric books will be available for all, and interspersed with the sing-along will be short performances by valley musicians of seasonal music in a wide variety of styles.
This carol sing is the 10th in St. Mary’s’ series of red door concerts, each of which has raised money for local organizations that help friends and neighbors. This year, the carol sing supports Deerfield Valley Rescue, which since 1974 has provided pre-hospital emergency medical care to residents in this area. Its two full-time employees and approximately 25 volunteers staff ambulances 24 hours a day, and provide critical, time-sensitive help to the community.
Admission is by free-will donation with all proceeds going to Deerfield Valley Rescue. Hot drinks, gingerbread, cookies, and other treats will be available. For more information www.smmvt.org/red-door-concerts.