Posted by Sue Jones on Dec 03, 2018

President Katie welcomed the many members, vising Rotarians and guests and introduced Norman Lydell, Conductor of the Jamestown High School A’Cappella Choir who is performing their 94th  concert series.

Mr. Lydell introduced the choir’s accompanist Brian Bogey, who preceded Mr. Lydell as its director. The choir will perform its annual Vespers concert at First Lutheran Church on December 9 and 16 at 4PM.

A’Cappella was started in 1924 by Miss Ebba Goranson and their Vespers performances have become a precious local holiday tradition. Additionally, The Rotary Club of Jamestown purchased the hand held electric candles the A’Cappella choir carried in 1959!

The choir performed Kyrie Eleison – normally a processional, but today, for the sake of time was performed with the choir standing in place on the risers. Other numbers performed included: Carol Noel, All is Well, Winter’s Night, Jesu Bambino, Little Innocent Lamb and several others. The concert ended with the traditional recessional to Silent Night.

A wonderful way to welcome in the Christmas holiday.

The 94th A’Cappella Choir

A great Christmas luncheon crowd

Brian Bogey, former choir director and present accompanist and Norm Lydell, A’Cappella choir director

President Katie presents a check to A’Cappella Director Norm Lydell