Adirondack Singers’ winter concert Sunday

The 2017 Adirondack Singers (Photo provided — Bob Sweet)

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Singers are preparing their holiday repertoire for a Winter Concert on Sunday, December 2. The performance is at 2pm at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. The group is directed by Karen Butters and accompanied by Carol Lombard.

A major work, Johann Pachelbel’s Magnificat in D, will be a highlight of the program. Some traditional seasonal pieces, Here We Come A-Caroling and

Pat-a-Pan, have been freshened up in new settings. Alfred Fedak’s new setting of the traditional Ave Maria, features Karen Smith, soprano.

Mary, Did You Know?, written by Gaither Family Band members Mark Lowry and Buddy Green, will spotlight tenor, Alejandro Negron. The Andrews Sisters’ Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling, features a solo by Ann Shumway.

Other multi-talented members of the group will add their expertise to selections, including Rich Loeber, bass recorder, in a new version of Silent Night. Mary Jo Wells teams with Lombard in a challenging four-hand piano accompaniment for People Look East.

Rounding out the program are new arrangements of the traditional holiday songs, Up on the Housetop, with Jim Pierson, bass soloist, and a swinging Jolly Old Saint


Special artists, the Adirondack Barbershop Consortium, will entertain the audience with their talent and humor. Members of the group are Rich and Diane Loeber, Rick Burdt, Alejandro Negron, and Gregg Peck.

Since its organization in 1985, membership in the Adirondack Singers has reflected the diversity of the region: men and women from high school age through retired senior citizens. The choir of 35 currently represents a number of area communities from as far away as Peru to Indian Lake.

For more information, contact Beryl Szwed at 518-891-5008.