Friday, November 18, 2011

December 4 Service

As you may know, we cannot worship at Grace Lutheran, due to their Dec 4th Christmas Cantata, which is scheduled for our appointed worship time. Instead, we are going on a field trip:

The Music Ministry of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

This musical presentation will be given by the Sanctuary Choir of the church along with numerous musical guests all combining to build a 50-voice choir, a 14-piece orchestra and guest singers. The choir, under the direction of Jason Evans and Nonie Booth, has been working on the musical for several weeks.

Guest conductor, Natalie Drummond, will direct the choir and orchestra. Drummond’s impressive career includes being the Owner/Director of the Outer Banks Music Showcase, the director of the Outer Banks Children's Chorus, Miss Rocky Mount in 1994-95 and was a top-ten semifinalist in the Miss North Carolina Pageant in 1995. Drummond is a graduate with B.A Honors in Music with Distinction from Duke University concentrating in Vocal Performance. She also completed her M.M. in Music Theory/Composition at East Carolina University and has completed 24 hours towards her PhD. in Musicology at Duke University.

Music will include some of the wonderful sounds of the season in the first portion of the program and will feature the story of the birth of Christ in the second portion.

Members of the Sanctuary Choir are comprised from Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, All Saints Episcopal Church, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Duck United Methodist Church and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Soloists will include: Pamela Tanner, Jerry Manolas, Maurice Trotman, Lyman Futrell, Natalie Drummond, Isaac Drummond and Nick Hodsdon.

The orchestra will be comprised of: Jason Evans, pianist; Steve Blackstock, organist; George Graham, percussionist; Brad Boyette, bassist; Leslie Erickson, Shannah Boone, Billy Tanner, violinists; Beth Argiro, violist; Tim Briggs, Mike Frohnapfel, cellists; Christi Briggs, clarinetist; John Blackstock, alto sax; Suzanne Blackstock, Hollie Writtenberry, flautists.

We invite all to attend this moving and powerful presentation. Admission is free, and a freewill love offering will be taken. Nursery will be provided. Outer Banks Presbyterian Church is located at 907 S. Croatan Highway (Milepost 8.5) in Kill Devil Hills. For additional information about the performances, call 441-5897 or visit us on the web

After the concert, we are all invited to the Maturo's house for dessert. We will finish the day out with Compline.