Thrilling congregational carols led by the splendid pipe organ, Penrith Symphony Brass and a massed choir will be an inspiring feature of this year’s Music and Readings for Christmas at St Finbar’s Catholic Church, Glenbrook on Sunday, December 17.
The 500-strong congregation will add much with its wonderful singing of favourite carols including Once in Royal David's City, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night, The First Noel and The North Wind. Uplifting music from the choir will include Hallelujah from Handel's immortal Messiah and O Holy Night.
There will be special moments from the soprano, tenor and harp soloists, including the singing of Silent Night in the darkened church with only candle illumination. The Blue Mountains Grammar School Handbell Ensemble will add a special Christmas-bells touch.
As always the Christmas Story will be read by members from Lower Mountains churches.
The service will commence at 7.30pm and all are welcome. There will be a request for donations ($15/$35 families). Early arrival is recommended. For more information call 4758 6067.