December 15, 2012 7 PM
Church of Christ, Congregational
North Conway, NH
White Mountain Musical Arts has been given the rare
opportunity to host a special
featuring Ray Cornils, the city of Portland, Maine’s
Ray Cornils, has served as "Municipal Organist"
for the city
of Portland, Maine, and the Friends of the Kotzschmar
Organ since 1990. He is also Minister of Music at
First Parish Church, UCC, in Brundwick, Maine, and
is on the faculties of Bowdoin College and the University
of Southern Maine.
the holiday season, Ray is normally found seated on
the bench of the famed Kotchmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium
in Portland, presenting the annual Magic of Christmas
concert in December. This year, however, after its Centennial
Festival, the beloved Kotchmar Organ, deemed “the
king of instruments” is being given ‘a full
restoration’ to secure its future, according to
the FOKO website.
December, on Saturday evening December 15th at 7
the audience will have an opportunity to enjoy favorite
holiday music, some new arrangements and a celebration
of the joy of the season in the talented hands of
right here in the Mt. Washington Valley.
“A White Mountain Christmas”
feature Mr. Cornils,
a long-time friend of WMMA and audiences in the
valley . . .
along with the Parish Ringers,Bell Choir from Brunswick,
Maine . . .
and the White Mountain Singers, led by Mr. Tom Davidson.
audience will be treated to a holiday celebration
including such seasonal favorites as:
A Grand Fastasia
on Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
Deck The Halls
Christmas Is Coming
The Holly and the Ivy
Angels we have Heard on High
Let it Snow
The Christmas Song
. . . and many others!
will be by a suggested donation of $15 for adults,
and children accompanied by an adult are free and encouraged
wonderful holiday presentation is designed for the entire
family and has been underwritten by a generous grant from
the Connie Davis Watson Foundation.
Proceeds from the holiday program will support the presentation
of the 25th Annual Bach Festival scheduled for August