The Choral Belles
A Gala Holiday Performance at Trinity UMC
The Choral Belles, an all women Chorale, will perform on Thursday December 19th at 7:00 PM for Trinity United Methodist Church’s Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert. The Choral Belles, directed by Mary Lou Montgomery, have become a Christmas Tradition at Trinity and will provide a beautiful evening of sacred and secular Christmas music.
Director Montgomery and the Belles always look forward to rejoicing their last concert of each Christmas Season at Trinity. This program includes additional Christmas Carols not normally performed at other venues, as well as a Special Musical Interlude, that will be performed during the Intermission of the Belles performance. This year the Holiday Reeds – A Clarinet Quartet will perform. The clarinetists include, Mark Holman, Cheryl Miller, Cheryl Montgomery and Tracy Wirta.
The Choral Belles Christmas Program will include favorite carols such as While Shepherds Watched Their Flock, by Craig Courney; Amid the Falling Snow, by Enya and Nicky Ryan; Christmas Lullaby, by John Rutter; and A Gospel Christmas, arranged and adapted by Kirby Shaw. In addition some fun carols, such as, “Hot Chocolate” “Silver Bells” and “Jingle Bell Rock” will add to the merriment of the evening! The program will have a mix of traditional Christmas carols and some favorite secular songs.
The concert will be performed at Port Townsend’s oldest Victorian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor Street, across from the Community Center, Uptown. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Admission is by a suggested $10 donation (children admitted free) to benefit local Port Townsend charitable organizations and Trinity’s music and historic Victorian Restoration programs. Refreshments will be served following the performance.