Harbor Country Singers, the area’s community chorus, has scheduled two full-scale concerts and three caroling/Christmas sing-alongs for the first two weeks of December.
The concerts are set for Sunday, December 9, at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Mich. at 2pm, and Wednesday, December 12, at the Church of the Mediator in Harbert, Mich. at 7pm. Both are free and open to the public. “Our theme for this year is ‘An International Christmas,'” says Cindy Dryden, the group’s founder and director. “We invite you to enjoy an evening of Christmas carols from around the world, some of them familiar and some not-so-familiar.
“The carols follow many different styles, sounds and instrumentations,” she says. “Like the holiday season itself, this is an event for the whole family, and we hope it will become a family tradition.” Dryden notes that this year’s Christmas concerts are the third annual Christmas events presented by the Singers.
In addition to the concerts, Singers members will lead caroling at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Three Oaks on Sunday, December 2 at 6pm; at the Harbert Community Park in Hrbert on Saturday, December 8 from 4:30 to 5:30pm, and at the New Buffalo Township Library in New Buffalo, Mich. on Thursday, December 13 from 6 to 8pm.
Now in its third year, the Harbor Country Singers is affiliated with the School of American Music in Three Oaks and rehearses at the Arts & Education Center. Besides its Christmas programs, the Singers perform throughout the year at hootenannies, sing-alongs and patriotic events.