Thursday, January 7, 2016


First Church of Winsted located on 95 North Main Street in Winsted will present the 26th Annual Boar's Head Festival on Saturday, January 9th at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 10th at 3:30 p.m.. The Festival is "An Ancient Processional Celebrating Epiphany." It takes place in true medieval fashion complete with period costumes, live animals, and grandeur worthy of welcoming the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The Festival features continuous music with full choir, madrigal singers, organist, and brass ensemble. There are also a number of tooters, whistlers, fiddlers, pipers, dancers and drummers. The featured musical selections include Rutter's "Gloria," Adam Dressler's "O Holy Night," and Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium" along with many traditional carols.

This ancient processional musical celebration of the Epiphany will feature: Medieval Pomp & Royalty, Herald Trumpeters
Carolers, Family Gentry, Woodsmen & Peasants, Good King Wenceslas & his Page, Monks, Shepherds & Their Sheep, The Holy Family & Donkey, and The Three Wise Men.  There will be performances by the Laurel City Singers, the Boar's Head Brass Ensemble and the The Boar's Head Carolers. There will also be a piper and a sword dancer.

Laurel City Singers under the direction of Adam Atkins is the featured festival choir with organist Christopher King. Also appearing will be The Boar's Head Carolers, Scottish Sword Dancer Karen LaVallee- Tente and Highland dancer Krysten McGhee with piper Ken Storrs.

Tickets are $15 Adults, $12 Senior and $9 Child 12 and under and may be purchased by calling 860-379-8966, or mail your payment and seating requests to: First Church of Winsted, ATTN: Boar's Head Festival, 95 North Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098. Make checks payable to: First Church of Winsted. Groups of 20 or more may deduct $3 from each ticket price. Doors open one half hour before each performance.
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