12/5/2017 7:27:00 AM Northwoods Singers holiday
concerts on Dec. 7 and 17
Singers from Minocqua, Woodruff, Eagle River, Conover, Land O' Lakes, Arbor Vitae, Sayner, Three Lakes and Land O' Lakes, as well as Watersmeet, Iron River, and Alpha, Mich., will join their voices in songs of joy and hope, as the Northwoods Singers and the Northwoods Youth Choir present its annual cross-border holiday concert series in Eagle River and in Iron River.
"Carols By Candlelight" will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River. Grace Covenant Church is at 316 Jasper St. in Iron River, and Prince of Peace is at 5030 Hwy 70 W. in Eagle River.
Both the adult and youth songsters are directed by Dr. Pamalyn Lee.
Admission is free for both concerts, and refreshments will be served following each event. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted.
Accompanying both groups will be Linda Brainard of Eagle River, on piano, and Sara Ehlert, of Alpha, Mich., on piano and flute, along with a percussion ensemble.
Both concerts will feature both familiar carols in special arrangements as well as new renditions of modern holiday themes.
The singers are a community chorus which funds and supports both individual singers and the burgeoning youth group, which now holds rehearsals in both Iron River and Eagle River. The adult singers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m at Prince of Peace. Youth singers rehearse Saturdays in both locations.
Both groups also hold "sing outs" for various civic groups throughout the holiday season.
Area vocalists, both adult and youth, will be welcome to join the singers for their spring 2018, concert series. 2018 rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Jan. 23. with concerts slated for 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Prince of Peace in Eagle River and Thursday, May 24, at Ely Memorial Church in Land O' Lakes.
While singers are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, arrangements can be made to use Skype and other electronic means to allow temporary long distance participation with permission of the director.
For more information, to join, or to donate to the singers, contact Barbara Nehring at 715-547-3333.