‘Almonte in Praise!’ choral evening — October 29

Back by popular demand is Almonte in Praise!

So mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 and get ready for a delightful evening of music.

This year’s event will be held at Holy Name of Mary Parish, 134 Bridge St. Almonte. Come and hear the individual and massed choirs from the combined churches of Almonte in the ambiance of this restored 1869 church featuring 19th century architecture. There is no admission, but any donations to cover the cost of music would be gratefully accepted.

This unique and uplifting ecumenical celebration of music and Christian fellowship was initiated in 2014 by Doretha L. Murphy as the final celebration of St. Paul’s Anglican Church’s 150th anniversary. This year’s organizers, Cathy Giles, organist and choir director of Holy Name of Mary Parish, Ian Douglas, director of the Folk Choir at Almonte United, and Ms. Murphy, envision this celebration continuing as an annual event, which would eventually include area instrumentalists participating.

The Almonte churches will join in a mass choir conducted by Ms. Murphy, and in addition, each area choir and praise team has been invited to present musical works. There’s something for everyone, so come out and enjoy!  Make sure to arrive early, to assure getting a seat.

If your church’s music director has not yet told you about this, then please call for details so you can participate:  Doretha L. Murphy at 613-565-3993, or pierre.lamoine@sympatico.ca