Back by popular demand is Almonte in Praise! Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2nd and get ready for a delightful evening of music. This year’s event will be held at Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin Street, Almonte. There is no admission cost, 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 by Doretha L. Murphy last year as the final celebration of St. Paul’s Anglican Church’s 150th anniversary. This year’s organizers, Ian Douglas, director of the Folk Choir at Almonte United, Cathy Giles, organist and choir director of Holy Name of Mary Parish, and Ms. Murphy, envision this celebration continuing as an annual event, which would eventually include area instrumentalists participating.
Almonte churches will join in a mass choir conducted by Ms. Murphy, organist and choir director at St. Paul’s. In addition, each area choir and praise team is also invited to present up to three musical works. Neil Milnes, organist and director of the senior choir at Almonte United, will accompany the mass choir.
Make sure to arrive early, as the crowd was so great at last year’s event that people had to be turned away.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating either contact your choir director or praise team leader or call Ms. Murphy directly at 613-565-3993.