| Apr 16, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - April 16, 2009 Community Concert kicks off Easter Sundayby Julie Druker

Community choir performs at the Easter Son-Rise concert at Trinity United in Verona

The first ever Son-Rise community concert was a well-attended joyful celebration of Easter song at Trinity United Church in Verona even with its early start at 7AM.

Nine members of the community joined forces with the choirs of Trinity United Church in Verona and St Paul’s in Harrowsmith and performed an eclectic repertoire that included modern works along with well-known classics by Bach and Handel.

Choir director and organizer of the concert, Annabelle Twiddy, was joined by choir members Jennifer Bennett, John McDougall and Rob Christie, who each took turns conducting. Highlights included Cat Stevens’ “Morning has Broken”, Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” and a moving solo performance of “The Holy City” by guest choir member Rhonda Spurrell.

The sanctuary was close to full for the event, which also raised funds for the Canadian Grains Food Bank. Post concert, guests filed into the hall to share a continental breakfast.

I would have to agree with Denny Buchanan: Verona and the surrounding community always tend to serve up their mashed potatoes with plenty of gravy indeed - even at 7AM on Easter Sunday.

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