Sunday, June 21, 2015

Community members invited to sing in Heritage Hymn Festival July 25 at St. Anne's, Calumet

Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's. (Photo © and courtesy Anita Campbell)

CALUMET -- A small group of community members have been working hard this year to plan a Heritage Hymn Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's in Calumet.

"I wanted to give you all a heads-up about this unique opportunity to sing with friends and other community members in the Festival Choir," said organizer Anita Campbell. "We have invited Dr. Michael Burkhardt of Livonia, Mich., to share his talents in preparing the Choir with a morning rehearsal and then leading the evening Hymn Festival. Dr. Burkhardt is also a very talented organist and will be performing three solos on the historic Barckhoff pipe organ. A wonderful local brass quartet has cheerfully agreed to join us, which, along with the amazing acoustics of the building, will help make  this a truly glorious evening of spiritually moving music, highlighting the faith heritage of the many different ethnic groups that came to the Copper Country."

The Keweenaw Heritage Center's restored 1899 Barckhoff pipe organ. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The public is invited to attend this special service with several opportunities for audience singing. There is no admission charge. However, a free-will offering will be taken to offset the expenses and raise funds for the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's.

Please note, if you would like to sing in the Festival Choir, please register in advance by emailing swell2pedal@yahoo.com or call Kathleen at 337-2567 for more information. There will be a 10 a.m. rehearsal the morning of the festival, and there is a $10 registration fee for singers, which includes lunch.

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