The Penobscot Bay Singers present “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” a celebration of narration and song for the holiday season. Dylan Thomas wrote this anecdotal retelling of Christmas from a child’s perspective for the BBC radio in the 1950s. The Penobscot Bay Singers are using narrative excerpts, read by Deirdre Good, along with musical interludes of hymns and carols of the Christmas season.
The group originally performed the program in 2018. This will be their first open concert since the pandemic.
”Although membership has declined somewhat since 2018, under the direction of Richard Dostie and joined by new accompanist joani mitchell, the Pen Bay Singers will delight and warm you through the program of beautiful choral arrangements,” said Penobscot Bay Singers, in a news release.
Two performances will be offered.
The first performance is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at 7 p.m., at Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church St, Searsport.
The second performance will be on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at 3 p.m., at St Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court St, Belfast.
Suggested donation is $15. Accompanied children are free.
“Join us for some ole favorites, holiday classics, and entertaining seasonal works,” said Penobscot Bay Singers.
The video preview is from "A Child's Christmas in Wales": A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY, Dylan Thomas, 1952.
The Penobscot Bay Singers, originally the Robert Coller Coastal Chorale, has been entertaining audiences in and around Waldo County since 1973. The singers are an eclectic group, ranging from a pre-teen to singers in their 80's, with varying backgrounds. The common factor is love of choral music.
The Penobscot Bay Singers is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Information about the group may be found on Facebook at Penobscot Bay Singers or http://www.penobscotbaysingers.com.