Algona Presbyterian will hold music program

ALGONA – “Ring the Bells – Tell the News” is the title of the Algona First Presbyterian Church Choir’s annual Carols and Candlelight Christmas musical program, which will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 101 N. Main S., Algona.

“As in past years the choir will be presenting, through the spoken word, choral and instrumental music, the reason for this glorious season, the birth of our Lord and Savior,” said the Rev. Walt Reemtsma, choir director and accompanist. “In addition to sharing many of our old familiar carols, some with a new twist, we will be sharing a number of newly released anthems that the choir has really enjoyed preparing for this musical presentation.”

For the first time, a series of dramatic vignettes will be used to support the choir’s selections.

Featured soloists include Jason Etherington singing “Would You Seem Lost in Bethlehem,” Deb Bristow singing Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven,” and Grace Freeburg singing “A Glorious Night.” Bev Mawdsley will accompany the choir on the organ.

A free offering to help defray the costs of the concert will be taken. Following the concert will be a time of fellowship and refreshments in the church’s Fellowship Hall.