Jeff Green | Dec 10, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - December 10, 2009 Young Choristers join Frontenac Women’s Chorus in SydenhamBy Julie Druker
The Frontenac Women’s Chorus are joined by the Young Choristers Limestone North at their annual Christmas concert in Sydenham
The Frontenac Women’s Chorus held their annual Christmas concert at the Grace United Church in Sydenhham on Dec.6.
Titled “Gifts”, the programme for this year’s concert included traditional Christmas carols like Sleigh Ride, Little Drummer Boy and Good King Wenceslas.
Also included in the programme were a number of more modern arrangements of contemporary songs like Jane Siberry’s Are You Burning Little Candle and Star Light, Star Bright by Martha Hill-Duncan.
The FWC was founded in 1995 by Jennifer Bennett of Verona and Betty Wagner has been directing the group for the past eight years. As usual, the women thrilled appreciative listeners with a dynamic and eclectic performance that showed off their musical and emotional range.
This year’s concert included a special appearance by six members of the Young Choristers Limestone North, one of four children’s choirs that is sponsored by the Limestone District School Board.
Christina Wotherspoon of Sharbot Lake, who teaches special education at Sharbot Lake High School and who plays French Horn in the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, directs the young group. The Young Choristers range in age from 7-12 and practice on Tuesdays at Hinchinbrooke Public School in Parham. The young singers charmed listeners with four solo numbers that included The Nuttycracker Suite, a peanuty play on words sang to the melodies of the well-known classic.
Christina, who has been directing the group for the last five years, was pleased with the young singers’ performance and explained that for many of them it was their first time performing.
Ian Bevell, the current Director of Praise at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston accompanied the two groups.
For anyone who missed the event the Frontenac Women’s Chorus will be performing next on Saturday, Dec.12 at 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston. The Young Choristers Limestone North will be performing at the Festival of Trees on Friday Dec.11 at 1:30pm at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake.