Did your mother or father have a favourite Christmas carol? Wouldnâ€™t it be a nice tribute to have it sung in their memory? Maybe thereâ€™s a particular friend whom youâ€™d like to think warm thoughts about. An opportunity for such thoughtfulness comes up on Sunday, December 8th, at 2:00 oâ€™clock in the afternoon, at St. Paulâ€™s church in downtown Charlottetown. Itâ€™s the Memorial Carol Sing.
This is an hour and a half of Advent and Christmastime music, followed by a reception. â€œIt will be an especially emotional, meaningful occasion,â€ says rector John Clarke. â€œSt. Paulâ€™s church is a special place; its warm woodwork beauty and acoustics enrich this memorial carol experience.â€
Beyond singing the music of the Christmas season, and hearing a few performed pieces, attendees are able to participate by actively honouring a fondly remembered person. Anyone can have the personâ€™s name inscribed on a star which will be placed on the Memorial Tree in the churchâ€™s sanctuary. The names will also be printed in the keepsake programme, so long as the required donation of at least $10 is received by December 3rd. The donations are used for maintaining the churchâ€™s 1936 Cassavant organ. A tax receipt will be issued for such donation.
To request a memorial star, call 902-961-3275, or email email@example.com or visit the church website www.stpaulschurch.ca. Memorial stars will also be available at the door.
St. Paulâ€™s makes clear, though, that donations are not required; the event is not about money. The aim is chiefly that people join in fellowship and appreciate the traditional music of the Carol Sing — a wonderful way to get into the Advent season and prepare for a thoughtful Christmastime.
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