Holiday sing-along, reading canceled

Dec 06, 2013
Peter Proeller accompanies Christmas carols on his banjo at a previous library event.

Rockland — *** This event has been canceled due to the snowstorm; it may be rescheduled ***

Community members are invited to take a break and celebrate the season with a sing-along and Christmas reading Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 the Reading Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Seating is limited so singers may stand; those who wish to sit should bring a cushion. Lyric sheets will be provided.

Songs will be led and accompanied by pianists Sojourner Hodges and John Mehrmann; and local banjo player Peter Proeller. Hodges, a pianist and composer originally from Tallahassee, Fla., is the music director at Rockland’s First Universalist Church. Mehrmann is a composer, performing musician and teacher. Proeller has been playing the banjo and singing Christmas carols for most of his life.

The afternoon’s event will begin with Marty Schindler reading “The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton” from Charles Dickens’ “The Pickwick Papers.” The sing-along will feature such songs as “Deck the Halls,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Joy to the World” and  “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Non-singers are welcome to simply enjoy an afternoon of community while listening to favorite holiday music.

This program is free and open to the public and participants of all ages. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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