Friday, December 28, 2012

Free Concert

Please come join us for a FREE concert, Sunday, January 6, at 3:00 p.m. at the Star Theater, Willow Springs, Missouri. A gift sponsored by the STARS Foundation.

Dearbhail Finnegan was brought up in a wonderful family steeped in traditional Irish music, in the village of Nobber, Co. Meath, Ireland, the birthplace of Turlough O'Carolan.

Highlights include performing for President Bill Clinton in the Whitehouse, Washington D.C. during the 50th anniversary of NATO, seniorities at The House of Commons, London and President Barrack Obama during his visit to Ireland in 2011.

Together with her husband Robin they formed a Harp & Flute Duo, their popularity has increased over the years and are now in great demand both locally and abroad.

They have recently returned from Silver Dollar City, where they headlined their own show in America's Largest International Festival, 'Worldfest' in Branson, Missouri.

Together they combine natural humor with beautiful music to make an enjoyable evening very special.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Parade Time!

Members of the STARS Foundation will be appearing in two Christmas parades this Saturday.

The Cabool parade is at noon. Some STARS members will be riding and playing in the parade, while others will be performing Christmas music in front of the STARS Foundation building.

We'll travel to Houston in the evening to be present for their tree lighting ceremony, and then ride in the Houston parade.

In addition, a few STARS members will be performing at Vanetta Sponsler's home during the Art Club's Christmas Home Tour, at a time between the two parades.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Concert

Our annual Christmas concert was this weekend. We did two performances before a full house. Saturday's performance was at 7:00 p.m., and tonight's was at 4:00 p.m.

As always, a community choir joined us, and we had a wide variety of traditional Christmas songs.

Listed below are the songs we performed this year:

Nutcracker (string ensemble)
In the Bleak Midwinter (choir)
Joy to the World (choir, orchestra, and handbells)
And the Glory of the Lord (choir)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (cello solo)
Mary Did You Know? (handbells)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (orchestra)
Glory to God (choir, with soprano solos by Elizabeth Stuart)
Shepherd's Joy (choir)
The Little Drummer Boy (brass ensemble)
Bring A Torch, Janette Isabella (orchestra)
Away in a Manger (choir and orchestra)
Angels We Have Heard on High (choir, orchestra, and congregation)
Silent Night (piano duet)
O Holy Night (string ensemble, with Elizabeth Stuart solo)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (orchestra and congregation
The Holy City (solo by Ben Smith)
What Child is This? (piano solo)
O Come All Ye Faithful (orchestra)
Carol of the Bells Fantasy (orchestra)
The First Noel (choir and orchestra)
Hallelujah Chorus (choir and strings)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December Birthday

2 - Bailey G.
4 - Louise C.
6 - Hannah H.
6 - Kaile M.
6 - Weston P.
24 - Beverly H.
24 - Trevor A.
30 - Daniel B.