St. Mark’s Episcopal Church continues a tradition of excellence in sacred music with the presentation of a special SEASONAL CONCERT: A Service of Advent Lessons, Anthems and Carols on Sunday, December 12th, 2010, at 4:00 pm.
Presented in the style and tradition of King’s College, the program features musical compositions as commentaries to proclaimed Advent scriptures. The St. Mark’s Handbell Choir, the St. Mark’s Choir and Soloists will be accompanied by organ and a chamber orchestra of professional musicians under the direction of Dr. Ronald Doiron, Director of Music Ministries at the church. Works to be performed include Lo, in the Time Appointed by Canadian composer Healey Willan, a new arrangement of the text Comfort, Comfort, Now My People by American composer Michael Larkin, Go Out with Joy by Hank Beebe, as well as ever-popular Advent carol arrangements by David Willcocks and John Rutter. The featured masterwork will be Antonio Vivaldi’s exciting Magnificat in G Minor for Choir, Orchestra and Soloists. Soloists include Janet Ortenzo, mezzo-soprano and Carol Hedman, soprano. An opportunity for all to participate through the singing of familiar carols is always part of the program. This program is the first of four events offered on the new 2010-2011 Friends of Music Concert Series.
The public is invited to attend this free program on Sunday, December 12th, at 4:00 pm and the wine and cheese reception following the concert in the Parish Hall. The church is located at 1101 Collier Blvd., corner of Elkcam and Collier Blvd, on Marco Island. For more information, please telephone (239) 394-7242 or visit the St. Mark website at www.stmarksmarco.org