WILMINGTON — Once again, St. Mary's in the Mountains invites one and all to its annual Red Door Community Carol Sing, Dec. 14, to sing traditional carols and seasonal favorites.
The event will include musical performances by Deerfield Valley musicians, plus tasty treats and surprises.
The Red Doors on East Main Street will open at 3:15 p.m., with hot cider and snacks available. Beginning at 3:30, guests will be entertained by singers and musical ensembles, offering seasonal classical, choral, and even more modern music, in a wide variety of styles.
Then, at 4 p.m., the audience is invited to join in singing Christmas Carols and seasonal songs, accompanied on piano, guitar, and St. Mary's pipe organ.
Among the performers and accompanists will be Valley Voices (an eight-voice women's chorus led by Sue Maddern), clarinetist Kathleen Loomis-Ward, violinist Bekka Eowind, pianist Barbara Lipstadt, organist John Terauds, Eithne and Mike Eldred, Evon Mack, Holly and Joe Fortner, and others.
Lyric books will be available for all, and interspersed with the sing-along will be performances of seasonal music by singers and instrumentalists.
This is the fourth Red Door Carol Sing, and the 14th in St. Mary's series of Red Door Concerts, each of which has raised money for local organizations that help our friends and neighbors. This year, all donations to the Carol Sing will support the Friends of Pettee Memorial Library.
The library - which traces its ancestry back to 1796 - houses 16,000 items in its collection, has more than 2,800 active users, and provides an invaluable resource for reading, computer usage, and meetings of local groups.
Admission is by donation. Hot drinks, gingerbread, cookies, and other treats will be available.