St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street
The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, this year offer a wide-ranging program of familiar carols in both traditional and new, interesting arrangements, including American, English, West Indian and Australian carols and anthems, both sacred and secular. There will be audience participation in three carols accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ, and the singers will mingle with the audience at several times. Some traditional carols will be sung to more than one tune (O Little Town of Bethlehem and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear). The program will also include pieces from the new Copley Singers’ Christmas CD “I Wonder As I Wander.”
The concert is free with a suggestion of donations to Harvest on Vine Food Pantry.
The Copley Singers, a Boston-based choir founded in 2006, is 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.
Brian Jones is Emeritus Director of Music at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, an active organ concert artist and guest conductor with many recordings to his credit.
Woodberry and Harris organ has been in place since St. Mary’s consecration in 1892. The firm’s opus 100 has 3 manuals, 37 stops, and 41 ranks of pipes (2501 pipes). The pipework ranges from tiny tin pipes half the size of a pencil to 18 feet long wooden giants 12 x 18 inches in section. The congregation of St. Mary’s is very much aware of its valuable treasure and is determined to see that the Woodberry continues to charm and impress for another 100 years.