Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 3:30p -
St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church
55 Warren Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts
The Copley Singers: an annual holiday concert, this year under the co-direction of Andrew Clarkson and Brian Jones, with accompaniment performed by Mark Dwyer, showcasing the church's restored Woodberry & Harris organ. Co-hosted by St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church and The Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Held on Sunday, December 15, 3:30 pm. Free and open to all; donations accepted on behalf of Harvest on 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: https://stmarystcatherine.org/
, 617-242-4664. Further information on the co-host and the performers can be found at http://www.friendsofcharlestownlib.org/news