The South Huron Community Choirs are comprised of people who love to sing and share the gift of music with the community.
An outreach program of Exeter United Church, Exeter ON..
Greetings one and all —
South Huron Community Choirs
This will be a Christmas to remember - and a year that will be hard to forget. It's hard not to sing and share the joy of music. Just recently, I listened on line to the RCCO's 93rd annual Christmas Carol service from Metropolitan United in London (you can find it on You Tube). I was amazed to hear Katy Clark sing Handel's He shall feed his flock — one of my favourite pieces, while wearing a mask. Her voice was crystal clear and the solo rendered so movingly. Paul Grambo and Carmen Specht, the two other soloists, also sang, so beautifully, wearing masks.
We want to let you know that your Board of Directors are being diligent during this away time and looking forward to when its safe to be back together again. We hope you were able to participate in our very successful Christmas fundraiser and have a plant or an arrangement to brighten your home. It was a wonderful way to remind our community of our presence. We want to encourage you to connect with each other over the phone, to keep in touch and offer encouragement. For some these isolating times can be more challenging than for others.
When we were first married, My wife and I lived in Thompson Manitoba (that's north of the 56th parallel), the company town of International Nickel. Our first five Christmas' were spent away from our families. And for both of us who had deep family Christmas traditions, there were tears. We had major adjustments to make, new traditions to invent, and new friends who like us were far from home who helped us make memories.
This Christmas will be similar to our beginnings. We will be alone. away from our children and grandchildren but we will have zoom meetings with them, perhaps over a meal or around the gift giving. We will share some laughter and most of all we will sing some of our favourite carols. It's important for us to be safe so that next Christmas will be all the more special.
Someone has said "The first Christmas was pretty simple. Its okay if yours is too-. We want to wish you a Merin Christmas and Happy Holidays. As Vera Lynn sang "We will meet again...some sunny day".
John Henderson. Vice-President with all the Board Members