Emo choir to perform Monday

The Emo Centennial Choir will present “A Christmas Celebration of Song and Praise” this Monday (Dec. 10) at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
The choir has been rehearsing every Monday evening since September under the direction of Renee Martin, a local music teacher. Cheryl Low is the accompanist.
The 34-member choir will sing nine selections in three- and four-part harmony, including “A Holiday Wish” and “Candlelight Carol.”
The choir first performed in December, 1998 to help celebrate Emo’s centennial year in 1999, and has performed at Easter and Christmas ever since.
After the Christmas concert next week, the choir will take a month off before begin to rehearse again for the Easter concert. Choir members range in age from 12 to 75.
“We get a lot out of it,” said Martin. “If you love to sing, I encourage you to join the choir.”
“My daughter heard me sing in church and encouraged me to join the choir,” noted member Henry Kaemingh. “I don’t have the greatest voice but I love singing.”
Audience members are asked to bring a free-will offering of a non-perishable food item or cash donation to Monday night’s concert.
Most of the money raised will go to the Emo food bank although a portion of the proceeds will be used to help cover the cost of the choir’s sheet music.