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Pemigewasset Choral Society celebrates the holiday spirit with three performances of Sing Out My Soul.
PLYMOUTH - The Pemige- wasset Choral Society (Pemi Choral) invites you to begin your holiday season with this year’s concert series, Sing Out My Soul. Join us in Gilford at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 pm; at our new location in Moul- tonborough at Moultonborough Academy High School on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm; and in Plymouth at The PSU Silver Center on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Entrance is by donation.
Pemi Choral is one of the oldest community choruses in New Hampshire with members from all over the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire. With the number of singers back to its pre-pandemic member- ship, Pemi Choral is once again 90-voices strong. Music Director Will Gunn, says, “The pandemic has taught us many lessons, but I believe the biggest one is to show gratitude for those things that we often take for granted, like sing- ing in person!”
Bristol United Church of Christ Women’s Fellowship Christmas Fair
Sing Out My Soul is a hol- iday-themed concert that in- corporates a mix of traditional Christmas classics with newer pieces. The concert title is taken from one of the newer pieces, based on a poem by Welsh poet William Henry Davies. The opening line of the poem calls us to let joy come from deep within, and to sing your song of joy.
A focal point of the concert is three versions of Ave Maria, a traditional Catholic prayer often sung at Christmas. Director Will Gunn has selected three differ- ent settings: one by R. Nathaniel Dett, a Black American-Cana- dian composer, who uses jazz harmonies; one by Spanish com- poser Javier Busto, whose setting is more ethereal and modern; and finally, an energetic version by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, sung in Russian.
Also included in the concert is a gospel Hallelujah, a Choral Reflection on Amazing Grace, variations on traditional classics such as Angels We Have Heard on High, and several favorite
audience sing-a-longs. Violinist Caterina Yetto accompanies the chorus on several numbers, as do Plymouth Regional High School students Dash Ough on drums and Quinn Amsden on bass.
“The holidays mean many things to different people--family traditions, somber reflection, and joyous celebration. I hope the audiences come in with a sense of peace and reflection, and are ready to rise to their feet for the joyous ending,” says Gunn.
The Pemigewasset Choral So- ciety, celebrating its 50th season, is a regional community chorus based in Plymouth, NH, with a wide-ranging musical repertoire. Members come from commu- nities throughout the Lakes Re- gion and the White Mountains and include a diverse range of ages from high school students to those in their 80s. They perform concerts in December and in the Spring, and welcome new mem- bers at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please visit
On Saturday, December 3, there will be a Christmas Fair in the Fellowship Hall at the Bris- tol United Church of Christ, 15 Church Street, Bristol. There will be free hot mulled cider to enjoy as shoppers select from the heavily laden baked goods table, crafts made by the ladies, and
gently used Christmas decorations. The gently used items are not priced but are sold by dona- tion. Proceeds from the fair are used to further the mission of the fellowship and to help local organizations. The fair hours will be 9-12. For more information, contact 603-744-2751.
December Festivies at Newfound Lake Inn
12/4 First Sunday Brunch of the Season 12/11 Breakfast with Santa 12/15 Empolyee Christmas Party Closed 12/16 Christmas Social
12/24 Christmas Eve Dinner 12/25 Christmas Day Closed 12/31 New Year’s Eve Gala 1/1/2023 New Years Day Closed
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