Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church
The Orcas Island Community Church presents “An American Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $20. The performance features the Seattle choir Radiance and guest conductor Doug Fullington.
“An American Christmas” is a fun and lively performance of early American music from New England, Appalachian, and Shaker traditions. It is a perfect performance for families, friends, and children to celebrate the holiday season. Raucous tunes in the shape-note tradition; simple, heartfelt Shaker melodies; and the proud and vigorous New England “primitive” style will take the audience on a journey discovering holiday fare from the variety of traditions that combine to create America’s vital and inspiring musical heritage. This narrated performance features songs and carols for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. For more information, go to www.radiance.org.