OLOL to present Christmas concert
COAL TOWNSHIP - Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School will present a special concert of Christmas music and stories at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the school gymnatorium.
The concert will feature selections by the bell choir and the senior high chorus. Students in Pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade classes performing "The Living Creche," a joyous musical celebration that weaves scripture, ancient legend and carols into a richly colored Christmas tapestry.
The concert will begin with individual performances by students and the school's bell choir. Jane Fitzpatrick and Erica Kapushinski will perform "Silent Night," and Kapushinski will sing a solo, "Mary's Song." Brian Christiana will perform "Joseph's Lullaby." "O Holy Night" will be sung by John Daniel Kerris.
The bell choir will perform two selections, "Away in a Manger" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
The senior high chorus will perform "Carol of the Bells," "A Child is Born On A Silent Night," various themes on "Fa-La-La," "Ave, Ave, the Angel Sang," "African Noel," "Calypso Carol" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
The chorus, under the direction of Sandra Snyder, will be accompanied by Bonny Klinger. In addition to Friday's performance, the chorus will present the program at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital's rehabilitation unit Monday and at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Center Tuesday.
In "The Living Creche," which will be performed by the younger students, attendees will enjoy performances of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "To a Virgin Meek and Mild," "The Holly And The Ivy," "The Friendly Beasts," "Rocking," "We Three Kings," "O Come Little Children" and "He is Born, Gloria!"
The audience will be invited to join the cast in singing "Silent Night," "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "The First Noel," with lyrics shown on a PowerPoint presentation.
There will be refreshments in the cafeteria following the concert. Everyone is invited to attend.