St. Mary-St. Catherine's "A Holiday Concert"
St. Mary-St. Catherine's "A Holiday Concert" featuring the Copley Singers under the direction of Andrew Clarkson & Brian Jones, with accompaniment performed by Mark Dwyer; showcasing the church's restored Woodberry & Harris organ.
By: Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the BPL
Held on Sunday, December 15, 3:30 pm. Free and open to all; donations accepted on behalf of Harvest on the Vine Food Pantry.
The Copley Singers will perform carols, anthems and Christmas favorites – ancient and modern – from Europe and the Americas. Some examples will be sung a cappella, others will be accompanied by the Woodberry & Harris organ. The audience is invited to stand and join in singing both the festive and solemn carols.
The Copley Singers, a Boston-based choir founded in 2007, comprises a congenial group of auditioned volunteers and professionals – all dedicated to the art of fine singing and the joy of communicating their love of this art to the public.
Andrew Clarkson from St. Paul's in Brookline and Brian Jones, Emeritus Director of Music, at Trinity Church in Boston, will share conducting duties.
Mark Dwyer, Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent in Boston, will support the choir as well as the congregation. He will be performing several of the songs on the sonically amazing Woodberry & Harris Opus 100 of 1892, which has 3 manuals, 37 stops, and 41 ranks of pipes (2501 pipes). The organ's voicing and power make it suitable for a wide range of music.
St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church is located at 55 Warren Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information:
--submitted by marycurtinproductions [on behalf of
Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the BPL]