December 15th, 2013
Celebrate Peace To The World At WHS Holiday Sing-Out
Kids and their families can express their oneness with people everywhere on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at a “We Are the World”-style holiday concert at the Westport Historical Society.
The sing-along, presented by Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children program, will feature Christmas, Hanukkah and other songs of the season accompanied by musicians from MFC on guitar, harp, keyboard and flute.
The intimate setting of the WHS’s Sheffer Gallery will allow guest families and performers to enjoy “an up-close and beautiful sharing” of holiday songs, music educator Hall said.
This year’s ninth edition of MFC’s Christmas concerts at the Westport Historical Society will celebrate the themes of “peace, gratitude and kindness,” the society’s executive director, Susan Gold, said.
Hall, who holds a master’s degree from the U of Mich., founded Music for Children 40 years ago on the principle that “the child is the instrument.” The mission, she said, is to prepare that child for a lifelong appreciation of music’s beauty.
MFC’s programs are age-specific, from the Rock-a-Bye Baby Bunch for newborns and infants up to a Kaleidoscope musical theater class for kids 10 to 14. Hall said children from the kindergarten program through the theater program, as well as faculty members, will perform at this year’s concert.
Tickets are $25 for families, $8 for adult non-members, $6 for adult members, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for kids 2 and under. To buy tickets, or for more information, call (203) 222-1424.