Centre Wellington Singers perform Dec. 2

The Centre Wellington Singers are busy rehear­sing for their coming Christmas concert on Dec 2 at 3:30 pm at United Church here.
Conductor Louise Elder and pianist Betty Weinstein lead the choir.
The concert will highlight some of the sacred songs and sayings of Christmas – many of them being very familiar as the story of the birth of the Christ Child. The songs of praise are of the familiar and the less familiar.
The fun side of Christmas is not forgotten. There are songs of sleigh rides, Santa coming down the chimney, and the gath­ering of friends and family together as told in the song, The Very Best Time of Year. There is a nod to Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as Scrooge’s change of heart and his redemption.
The group is pleased to again have Dale Fanshawe feat­ured in some of the music. She currently teaches at Elora Public School, is here with her family from Australia on a teacher exchange, and will be returning to Australia in late De­cem­ber. Her voice was much appreciated in her performance at the spring concert of the Sing­ers.
Band leader and instru­men­tal music teacher at Centre Well­ington District High School  Bill Zinck creates a per­cussion accompaniment for the group in a medley that blends an African Carol with The First Noel.  He will also join the choir in expressing the exuberance of an Afro-Ameri­can spiritual.
The audience will be invited to blend its voices in a tradi­tional sing-along.
Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The church is wheel chair ac­ces­sible.
Refreshments will be served following the concert.