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The Swift Cur­rent Ora­to­rio Choir's an­nual per­for­mance for the fes­tive sea­son took place at the Cen­tre Street United Church in Shau­navon on Dec. 2 and at the Zion Men­non­ite Church in Swift Cur­rent, Dec. 3. The concert was ti­tled “A Dy­lan Thomas Christ­mas” in ref­er­ence to the book A Child's Christ­mas in Wales by Welsh au­thor Dy­lan Thomas. The concert com­bined a col­lec­tion of tra­di­tional and new ar­range­ments of Christ­mas mu­sic with a read­ing of text from Thomas' nostal­gic work about an idyl­lic Christ­mas. The nar­ra­tors were Myra and John Leyshon. The choir was di­rected by Mar­cia McLean and the ac­com­pa­nist was Amy Wiens. The Swift Cur­rent Ora­to­rio Choir is a com­mu­nity choir with mem­bers from all over south­west Saskatchewan. Choir mem­bers are pre­par­ing for an up­com­ing trip in Jan­uary to New York, where they will to per­form as part of an in­ter­na­tional choir at Carnegie Hall. Pic­tured above: The Swift Cur­rent Ora­to­rio Choir shared the gift of song with a large au­di­ence in Swift Cur­rent, Dec. 3. Be­low left: The Swift Cur­rent Ora­to­rio Choir in per­for­mance at the Zion Men­non­ite Church in Swift Cur­rent, Dec. 3. Be­low right: Nar­ra­tors Myra and John Leyshon read from the work of Welsh au­thor Dy­lan Thomas dur­ing the choir per­for­mance in Swift Cur­rent, Dec. 3.

Pho­tos by Matthew Lieben­berg

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