By Kathy Rowe
On Sunday, December 10, I had the pleasure of attending the annual community carol sing at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church. Reverend Richard Newland was his usual jovial self. He told amusing stories and showed some hilarious videos to an audience of more than 200 singers. There is something very special about singing with a large group of people. Everyone was there for the same reason and together we sang many favourite traditional Christmas carols.
St. Dunstan’s senior and junior choirs performed well. Music director Anna Lynn Murphy did a wonderful job. It was a real treat to listen to the instrumentalists as well. An organist, percussionist, pianist, flutist and two clarinets helped enhance the musical experience. As is customary at these carol sings, Richard led the entire congregation and choirs through “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Richard’s version of this song always adds something new and silly to this Christmas classic. We had a lot of laughs getting through that one! Following the singing we all headed to the parish hall for some refreshments, which were provided by the CCRA and served by the St. Dunstan Stewardship Committee.
If you have never attended one of these annual carol sings, do yourself a favour and come out next year. You won’t regret it.