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400 turn out for Christmas concert in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Flock of Uncles perform “The First Noel” during today’s concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Albion. The Uncles include the Smith brothers, from left: Calvin, Lucas and Oliver.

About 400 people attended the concert, which featured several Albion alumni musicians and current high school band and chorus students.

Today’s concert was organized by the Eastman at Albion Courthouse Square Committee and sponsored by Christopher-Mitchell Funeral Homes. The concert is a benefit Albion High School Alumni Foundation’s music scholarships.

The Flock of Uncles, with Oliver Smith at far right, sing “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.”

Alec Sherman sings “How Great Thou Art.”

Charlie Nesbitt, a member of the Eastman at Albion Courthouse Square Committee, welcomes a big crowd to the Presbyterian Church. This photo was taken from the balcony.

Joe Sacco sings “O, Holy Night” with Harriette Greaser accompanying. Sacco, an Eastman graduate, recently recorded a CD that was available for sale at the concert.

Other Albion graduates to perform in the concert include Marcy Downey and Gary Simboli. The crowd sang several sing-alongs during the concert.