The Coshocton County Beacon December 4, 2019 - Page 22

HABITAT RESTORE INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE 20% OFF SALE! Thurs., Dec. 5 th & Fri., Dec. 6 th from 9:30AM - 5PM Sat., Dec. 7 th from 9:30AM - 1:30PM of Coshocton County Building Materials Resale Center 84 Pine St. 740 622-7787 0031_120419 740.622.5833 1132 Cemetery Drive • Coshocton, Ohio • e-mail: Wishes you a Blessed Holiday Season & A Happy New Year! Dec. 8 community choir concert announced COSHOCTON - The Coshocton Community Choir pres- ents their “Where Shepherds Knelt” Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium. The concert is under the direction of Charles R. Snyder and features the adult choir, The Coshocton Singers (singers in grades four through eight); and the Coshocton Youth Chorale (high school age singers). "A rereading of 'A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23' caused me to think about focusing on the shepherds in the Christmas story for this year's concert theme," Snyder said. "When I happened to see a catalog picture of 'Ado- ration of the Shepherds,' a remarkable painting (c. 1650) by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, I felt confirmation of the idea. And we hadn't really programmed 'shepherd' music since 1988. Once the concert focus was chosen, a title came to mind, followed by possibilities for music - both new repertoire and things from our library - were studied and chosen." Snyder feels the audience will especially enjoy several of the new pieces for this concert. "One is an exciting ar- rangement of the carol 'Angels We Have Heard on High', and Peter Stopford's 'Do Not Be Afraid', using text from Isaiah 43 - a message that speaks to uncertain times," Snyder said. "Roy Ringwald's arrangement of 'O Holy Night', scored for three choirs, a soloist, and piano is always appreciated when we program it. Following Fred Waring's example, we are tacking Mr. Ringwald's finale from his 'Song of Christmas' on the end of ‘O Holy Night'. The addition of brass, timpani, a second pianist, and a three-part soprano descant makes a thrilling ending to this beloved Christmas song. "I want to also mention two new instrumental pieces for this concert. I've chosen a lovely arrangement of 'Come, All Ye Shepherds,' a Czech carol, for a wood- wind trio with piano accompaniment. And Don Kason found an upbeat arrangement of the Puerto Rican carol 'Alegria, Alegria, Alegria' [Joy!] for the Roscoe Brass Quintet; I know it will bring smiles and tapping feet!" "A rereading of 'A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23' caused me to think about focusing on the shepherds in the Christmas story for this year's concert theme." - Charles R. Snyder director Snyder says the Coshocton Community Choir concert has become a community celebration, as elementa- ry, junior high, and high school singers join the adult Community Choir [ages 19 to 80 - something] as all raise their voices in song. "There's as much joy and camara- derie in rehearsals as we experience in performance," Snyder said. "I see it as a continuation and expansion of what Harold LeFavor [CHS music teacher from 1941- 1968] did in his Christmas Community Sings." SEE CONCERT ON PAGE 23 Christmas in the Village West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Saturday, December 7th, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm First Baptist Church 688 East Main Street, West Lafayette Christmas Parade Begins at 1:00pm *Line up at Ridgewood Middle School parking lot at 12:30pm Parade Route Oak St. - Russell Ave. - S.R. 751 - Ends at First Baptist Church Santa will arrive at the church following the parade Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast 0001_120419 22 THE BEACON Reindeer Run at Burt Park Registration starts 9:00am Run starts at 10:00am $20 Registration Fee W.L. Queens Royalty are doing a Sensory Toy Drive for Coshocton county Autistic Children Toys can be dropped off at the W.L. Baptist Church The W.L. Library is having an Open House and will be serving hot chocolate 7:30am - 10:00am W.L. United Methodist Church Club Aries 32 nd Annual Craft Show DECEMBER 4, 2019