The Essex Children’s Choir will present the Twenty-Fifth Twelfth Night Celebration, on Saturday, January7, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester.
Twelfth Night Celebration commemorates the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, bringing to close the twelve days of Christmas. The message of peace and good will shall ring through a collaboration of artistry in music, dance, and prose.
The message of Christmas will be re-told through choral literature by G.F. Handel, Benjamin Britten, Harry T. Burleigh, John Rutter, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and carols of African-American, Dutch, English, German and Japanese traditions. Joining the Choir in a collaboration of Vermont artistry are Heidi Soons, harp; Wayne Hobbs, tenor; Benjamin Dickerson, baritone; Full Circle, recorder consort; Susan Summerfield, organ; the Wheeler Trombone Quartet; Grady Shea, reader; and the Adirondack Ballet Liturgical Dance Ensemble, Kathy Koester, artistic director, from Plattsburgh, NY .
We invite you to experience the splendor of silver as the Choir fills your senses with its own tradition of closing the Holiday season through the power and joy of music. Donations will be received. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held Sunday, January 8th at 4:30 p.m. Please call 863-9161 or www.essexchildrenschoirofvermont.org for more information.