Smithfield Church Christmas Concert & Tea!


by Kevin T McEneaney

What is the best way to enter the Holiday Season with optimism springing in your step? Attend a concert, of course!

The seventeenth annual Christmas Concert & Tea at Smithfield Church in northwestern Amenia will be held on December 3rd at 4pm. The Smithfield Church Orchestra will feature ten talented musicians (like pianist Larry Ham) with a program arranged and directed by noted horn player Matt Finley. The Concert at 656 Smithfield Valley Road (Route 93) remains free, although they do ask for a $20 donation to help with the cost of the musicians. There will be free refreshments after the concert in the Fellowship Room where one can mingle with the musicians.

The program:  

Welcome and Poem – The Reverend Douglas Grandgeorge

Introduction – Denise Jordan Finley

Child of the Bells, Medley – Richard Machir

Hoe-Down – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen (1905-1986)

featuring Norman Baker

Last Day of Summer – Matt Finley

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Arranged by Dr. Hampson Sisler


God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – Arr. Pentatonix

Second Suite in F, First Movement – Gustav Holst


The Fairy Garden, Fifth Movement of Mother Goose Suite, – Maurice

Ravel (1875-1937)

Make Room for Me – Jonathan Butler

Hallelujah – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

There is now both chair lift and elevator access for the disabled at the Church. I freely admit that I am a mentally compromised individual on this subject of this event because I have been part of the event for many years. I hope to see you there! Here is the link to the Church website: The Smithfield Church | Concerts

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