LEXINGTON—Hancock Church will be hosting the 7th Annual Lexington Choral Festival on Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 p.m. This year’s Festival features choirs from 12 area churches and temples with over 200 singers participating. Admission to the public is free.
The Lexington Choral Festival was first held February 26, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Lexington. Minister of Music, Dr. Robert Eaton invited Lexington choirs to participate in an afternoon of sharing their musical talents and worship cultures with others in the community. It featured performances by five area choirs, a combined performance of “The Gift of Love” and audience participation. The event was so well received it was decided to make it an annual event with different houses of worship hosting the Festival each year. The festival has grown each year with this year’s being the largest to date. Choral music is thriving in Lexington and this festival is an opportunity for some of the area choirs to share their talents with each other as well as with the public beyond their own institutions.
Participating this year are choirs from Church of Our Redeeemer, First Baptist Church, First Parish Church, Follen Church, Hancock Church, Lexington United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, St John’s Korean United Methodist Church, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, and Trinity Covenant Church.
Especially exciting is that this year’s festival will include a number of works written by area composers including Brent Ranalli, Scott Hilse, and Mark Morgan.
The concert will take place at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.