A Christmas Dedication
HERNDON - The Line Mountain Council for the Arts and Humanities will present a unique performance at the Line Mountain High School, Route 225, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
A newly refurbished Steinway Grand piano has been anxiously awaiting its return to the newly renovated school. Due to renovations, the dedication for this instrument had been postponed. Now, the arts council's completion of its Ebony and Ivory project will result in a combination dedication of the grand piano and annual Christmas concert entitled "Ebony and Ivory - A Christmas Dedication."
The doors will open to the public at 2 p.m., and a question and answer period will be conducted by restorers William Koble and Nathan Baldwin at 2:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. with remarks by Superintendent David Campbell, representative Judith White and Elinor Spotts, the only locally living relative of Helen B. Spotts, the music teacher who spearheaded the move to purchase the grand piano in 1965.
As per past tradition, a mass community chorus will present inspirational holiday music under the direction of White, voice professor at Susquehanna University. The chorus will be joined by local pianists. Each pianist will perform in their own style.
The tentative rehearsal schedule is 7 p.m., Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21; 1 and 2 p.m., Dec. 1, and noon and 7 p.m. Dec. 12.
With the exception of Dec. 12, all the preliminary rehearsals will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1473 Urban Road, Herndon. The location of the Dec. 12. rehearsal will be announced at a later time.
Individuals who wish to participate in the chorus or who seek more information contact Jenny Snyder at 758-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 10.