MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS BY THE OREGON COAST RECORDER SOCIETY
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society will perform music old and new on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Newport. The event will benefit the Newport food pantry.
Music for Christmas. The program includes medieval carols “Personent hodie”, “Verbum caro factum est”, and “Verbum Patris umanatur” in concert versions by Peter Seibert, Seattle composer; “Midnight, Sleeping Bethlehem”, a Protestant hymn by Fong Liang Chien; “Stantipes”, a medieval dance; an 18th century “Noel” by Louis-Claude Daquin; three dances by a Dutch composer, Willem de Fesch; an anonymous English ballad “Daphne”; and to end, a generous selection of familiar carols for an audience sing-along.
Donations of nonperishable food items, checks, or cash are accepted as admission. All proceeds will go to the Newport food pantry to support its work.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 227 NE 12th St., Newport.
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society rehearses every week and is open to recorder players or other musicians interested in early music. For more information, call (541) 961-1228 or visit www.coastrecorder.org.