’Tis the season for caroling, and those wishing to hear festive Christmas songs now have a new free concert they will be able to attend.
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, all are invited to Harrison Square Presbyterian Church for a free concert featuring the “Season of Joy” performance by the Twin Cities Christmas Chorale, according to Director David Judd.
Harrison Square Presbyterian Church is located at 1227 Harrison Ave. in Centralia.
While admission is free, those who attend will have the chance to donate a freewill offering to benefit the Hope Housing Collaborative of Lewis County.
“The Chorale is composed of approximately 26 singers from throughout Lewis County who were selected for their singing skills and ability to sight-read music,” Judd said in an email. “The idea behind the Chorale is to invite singers who could learn their music on their own in order to reduce the number of rehearsals.”
The concert will feature a variety of Christmas song selections ranging from an early 17th century song titled “Born Today” by Jan Pieters Sweelinck, to contemporary songs such as “Is He Worthy?” by Chris Tomlin.
Other Christmas selections to be performed include “What Child is This,” “Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” “Joy to the World,” “Fum, Fum, Fum,” and the “Hallelujah” chorus from George Handel’s Messiah.
Soloists for the performance include Evie Degravelles, Gary Porter, Bob Joachim, Bill Newkirk and Vicki Judd.
Additionally, some selections will be accompanied by instruments courtesy of the Lewis County Brass Society, directed by Dan Judd, with Sharon Miracle as the piano accompanist.
For more information, contact David Judd at email@example.com or 360-269-7352.