Church to present 'traditional carols in traditional way' in Port Angeles tonight
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Carols Galore!, the concert and sing-along set for this Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles, features the trio of violinist Kate Powers, pianist Gary McRoberts and cellist Marlene Moore.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Everybody who likes to sing, listen or both is invited to Carols Galore!, the annual gathering at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., tonight (Sunday evening).

Admission is by donation to the 7 p.m. event, from which proceeds will benefit the church's Visiting Musicians Fund and NorthWest Harvest.

Joy Lingerfelt, Holy Trinity's minister of music, has invited a variety of singers and players to the celebration, which is just an hour long:

■ The NorthWest Women's Chorale;

■ Singer-songwriter Michael Rivers and his quartet;

■ The handbell duo of Marlene Moore and Anita Bonham;

■ Flute soloist Jodi Chamberlain;

■ A piano trio featuring cellist Moore, pianist Gary McRoberts and violinist Kate Powers;

■ An ensemble with singers Rebecca Redshaw, Lucy Nordwell, Patti Dunlap, Elizabeth Kelly and Carol Philpott.

“I'll be at the organ for the third year running for Carols Galore,” added Lingerfelt.

“Each time we hope the public will come, yearning to sing the traditional carols in a traditional way.”

Rivers, who is also director of the Peninsula Men's Gospel Singers, is bringing a small, coed ensemble this Sunday.

The foursome will offer an original gospel-flavored carol titled “Hey Shepherd, Shepherd!” It has an angel — Noelle Johnson — singing the good news to some shepherds in the field: Rivers, Shawn Dawson and Dan Cobb.

“Joy knows how to put on a good show,” Rivers said, “and I'm delighted to be included. I know folks can expect lots of variety.”

To find out more about tonight's (Sunday's) festivities, email Lingerfelt at choralart@msn.com or phone Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 360-452-2323.

Last modified: December 01. 2013 10:55AM
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