One of the most popular events in the local community is coming Sunday, Dec. 18, when the Hinesburg Artist Series will present its annual holiday concert, with a performance at 2 p.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg.
“So many people have told me that this is their favorite event of the year,” said Rufus Patrick, HAS Music Director. “We will have holiday favorites and other inspiring selections, and the audience will sing carols with us. We are so looking forward to sharing the holiday spirit with the community.”
The featured work this year is “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas.”
This creative musical expedition by composer Craig Courtney begins with a sixth century plainchant on the first day and ends on the 12th day with the music of John Philip Sousa. It is truly a wonderful journey. There will also be selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” a “Festival Noel,” “Jingle Bells” arranged by Mark Hayes, three songs from the movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and a stunning arrangement of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Dan Forrest, featuring clarinetist Margaret Roddy.
Patrick said, “We have always loved singing for our community at this festive time of year. Bringing joy to the community is our goal!”
The concert is free, but donations to HAS are welcome and the audience is also encouraged to bring something for the food shelf.
Please go to the HAS website, hinesburgartistseries.org, for more information.
The Hinesburg Artist Series is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.