And Glory Shone Around: 4 Centuries of American Christmas Music

Holidays - Performance

Sunday, December 9, 2012
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

First Congregational Church, UCC ("The Hill Church")
543 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
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The Quinebaug Valley Singers is a community-based chorus centered in Sturbridge, but drawing members from many towns in south-central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

The program, selected by QVS Music Director Nym Cooke, includes both scared and secular Christmas music from the last four centuries. A former Connecticut resident composed one selection. Walter Janes (1778-1827) was a farmer, poet, musician, composer, scholar, and inventor who lived in Ashford most of his adult life. His Glad Tidings, invoking rapturous angelic tidings of the season, may not have been sung in the last 200 years.

Pianist Brooks Milgate will accompany the 52 singers. An audience carol sing-a-long will end the program. The concert will also be presented on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Chapel, Fiskdale, MA. Both venues are handicap accessible. The choir invites its audiences to join them for refreshments after each concert.

For more information about the concerts or about joining the Quinebaug Valley singers, please contact QVS President KT Therrien (, 508-248-6775) or Director Nym Cooke (, 508-867-9144).

Cost: Free-will offering

Suggested Audiences: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders

Phone: 508-867-9144

Last Modified: November 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

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