Christmas spirit through music
On an evening of uncharacteristic warmth outside, the feelings of Christmas were very much alive on Dec. 12 during the “Come, Let Us Adore Him!” concert at Cape Elizabeth’s Church of Latter-Day Saints.
The Mormons, our church, and the Latter-Day Saints from Cornish combined their musical talents for an evening of choirs, congregational singing, and individual performances that brought forth the spirit of Christmas for more than 100 people who filled the pews.
The concert’s choirs included a “pick-up” choir from our church, including Mark, Margaret and Camille Braun, Rick Fontana, Beth Austin, the Rev. Ruth Morrison, and Gail Parker playing piano. Our choir sang “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” “Nino Lindo” (Child So Lovely) and “The Huron Carol,” a French Canadian melody.
In another part of the concert, Camille on violin and Mark on piano performed the “Shepherd’s Song,” a mesmerizing rendition which filled the church with a admiring silence.
The Cornish Ward Choir
The concert ended with the entire gathering singing “Silent Night,” while members of the Cornish Ward Choir, sitting scattered throughout the pews, sang descant. It created an amazing and spiritual sound.
Following the music, everyone gathering in Cultural Hall for fellowship and the enjoyment of delectable Christmas cookies and breads. What a way to lead us toward the final days before Christmas!
Merry Christmas from three churches sharing a Holy Night together.