Video by Chris Nelson
Marshall is music and holiday music in Marshall brings beauty and joy. That will be the theme for Sunday's combined Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and Marshall Community Chorus Christmas concert to be held at 2:30 p.m. December 1 in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for the Marshall Food Pantry for this free holiday concert.
Conductors Kevin Lines and James Woodland have selected favorite holiday standards for this year's concert that will raise spirits and add some jingle to your Christmas celebrations.
Editor's note: At the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra's first concert of the season, Sunday, Oct. 27, MPO President Mary Lou Porter honored her long-time colleague and friend, Charles Farmer, for his contributions to the orchestra.
At this time, I would like to say a few words about one of our retirees who is hiding in the balcony and did not want any recognition. In 1976, when I arrived for the first rehearsal of that season, I met a new flute player, a distinguished gentleman with quite a list of credentials, outstanding pedigree.
I found these facts out much later, but this gentleman, Charles Farmer, and I began a friendship which has lasted for over 37 years. This is the first season since that time that Charles has not been in our flute section, and the comfort zone is not quite the same.