Circle of Song Holiday Concert Dec. 21 

Published: 12/10/2018 10:28:20 AM

BARRE — On Friday, Dec. 21, Circle of Song will perform a holiday concert at the Barre Town Hall, in the center of Barre at 7 p.m. COS is celebrating its 17th Christmas season.       

Circle of Song will perform a wide range of choral music conducted by Nancy Afonso and Julie Rawson.

Minnie Isgro will be performing a soprano solo in “Mary Had a Baby,” and Mark Doyle will be performing a tenor solo in “There is a Balm in Gilead.”

This St. Helena Island Spiritual is in the program with another Spiritual, “Poor Man Three Christmas carols will be included with a sing along of “What Child is This” at the end of the evening. The concert is rounded out with “Oseh Shalom,” a Jewish prayer for peace and “Psallite,” a quick paced liturgical song written in 1609.  

Refreshments will be served at the close of the concert, which is free; all donations are welcome.   

Circle of Song invites new members to join. Membership starts at $40/year, $25 for students. Current chorus members vary in age and experience, from beginning musicians to professionals in the field. All are welcome. Visit the website at or contact director Julie Rawson at or (978) 355-2853.  Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge’s home at 411 Sheldon Rd, Barre. Rehearsals start up again in early 2019.

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