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’Tis the season: Albion community Christmas concert is Sunday

Posted 2 December 2017 at 7:16 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: Marie Follet leads the Joyful Good Shepherd Ringers during a service on Dec. 24, 2015.

Press Release, Albion Alumni Foundation

ALBION — Albion will gather for its annual Community Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 29 East State St.

The program includes a mix of local music, classic poetry, and an opportunity to sing some holiday favorites.

In keeping with tradition, the concert features Albion High School instrumental and vocal ensembles, this year joined by “The Joyful Good Shepherd Ringers” (Bell Choir from the United Methodist Church, directed by Marie Follett); local trio Crandall, Wood & Main (Dean Theodorakos, Joel Allen and Doug Syck); guitarist Bill Pileggi; vocalist Alec Sherman; and Dale Smalley at the organ and piano.

Doreen Wilson and Kim Remley will present traditional readings, and Jan-Mikael Erakare will share an entertaining Christmas poem by Ogden Nash. Audience members will be invited to sing along to help ring in the Christmas season.

Tickets cost $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Albion High School Alumni Foundation, which provides scholarships to local graduates.

“This concert is intended for our entire community,” said Maarit Vaga, a concert organizer. “Our hope is that this will be a joyous tradition for families, friends, and neighbors for years to come.”

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