Caritas Chorale to Perform ‘Carols of Our Time’

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Sun Valley’s Caritas Chorale will perform selections from the recently published anthology, “Carols of Our Time,” at its Holiday Concert Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. Both concerts are slated to be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley (201 Sun Valley Road). The Saturday concert will be at 7 p.m. and the Sunday concert at 2 p.m. Conducting responsibilities for these concerts will be shared by musical leaders, R.L. Rowsey and Joel Bejot.

“Carols of Our Time” has been compiled and edited by Sarah MacDonald and Timothy Rogers. It was published on July 13, 2023. A unique feature of this anthology is that all of the carols are composed by women. According to the publisher’s website, “This volume brings together a broad selection of exceptionally well-crafted carols encompassing a variety of styles, moods and characters. There is a practical mix of accompanied and unaccompanied pieces, much imaginative and technically sophisticated use of melody, harmony, rhythm and texture, and a range of levels of difficulty. Overall, the musical content is convincing and functional and, above all, festive.”

Caritas intends to present the Sunday concert in part as a sing-along, singing selections from the anthology and inviting the audience to join in singing familiar carols, as well. We are pleased to announce that donations at the Sunday sing-along concert will once again benefit The Hunger Coalition (thehungercoalition.org).

More information is available on the web at www.caritaschorale.org or by calling (814) 251-2852.