14th Candlelight Vespers Concert is Sunday at Shirley Meeting House


SHIRLEY — Join us in The Shirley Meeting House on Dec. 3 for the 14th Annual Candlelight Vespers Concert.

“Bringing Christmas Home” will feature songs, stories and poems that bring back memories of holiday seasons long ago. The Meeting House Chorale will be under the direction of Bernard Crane and accompanied by Rene Minalga-Rheault. Our storytellers include James Quinty, Michael Roy, Eben Goldman and Mark Jefferies. Joining us this year are singer/ songwriters Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch. Our Shirley musicians, Victoria Landry, Emilie Faucher, Andy Sullivan, Janice Yancy and Holly Haase will perform songs that have special meaning to them.

Ayer/Shirley Middle School Chorus under the direction of Marianne Cooper; Lou Garofalo, saxophone; Laura Finkelstein, flute; and Lois Toeppner, organist.

The Vespers program begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a donation to benefit the maintenance and upkeep of The Meeting House. Everyone is invited to the Center Town Hall after the concert.