We Sang and Rang and filled the church with music on Dec 10. Thanks to you, we raised a record amount for Canadian Anglican world relief and development.
A Joyful Noise
The handbell ringers, the band, and the choir joined together for a lively and fun-filled concert of Christmas songs, both old favourites and popular new tunes. For that stalwart song of the season, Jingle Bells, children from the audience came up to the stage and tried their hands at ringing the bells.
Later, the song Frosty the Snowman got underway with a dramatic entrance by Frosty himself. It turned out that it wasn’t really Frosty, it was our band leader Rob Ellis in disguise, but either way the audience was treated to a memorable rendition of the song.
Sharing the Joy
Sing and Ring has no admission fee, but we do take up a free-will offering.
This year, thanks to you, we raised a record amount that will go to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). PWRDF is made up of Canadian Anglicans who are bringing emergency food and shelter, development, healthy futures, and dignity to people around the world.
Thank you, audience!
Making it all Happen
A lot of work and practice goes into Sing and Ring. Thanks to all those who helped to put on this great concert:
Patrick Dewell – Music Director
Rob Ellis – Band Leader
The musicians in the band
The singers in the choir
The bell ringers of all ages
The parents of our younger ringers
The volunteers who teach and encourage
The staff and caretakers of St. John’s
The tech team
And especially, thank you:
Carolyn Martin – Handbell Director