Truro women present Songs for a Win­ter’s Night


It was a cas­sette in a car her par­ents bought that in­spired Emma Smit-ger­aghty to in­clude a cer­tain song in an up­com­ing evening of mu­sic.

“It was e Roger Whit­taker Christ­mas Al­bum, and we got to know all the songs,” she said. “Momma Mary be­came a fam­ily favourite.”

e song is among pieces that will make up Songs for a Win­ter’s Night, at First United Church on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.

“It will in­clude tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary songs,” said Smit-ger­aghty. “ ere are things peo­ple will know, as well as some new ones.

The show fea­tures Emma Smit-ger­aghty, Sarah Glinz and Beth Terry, and will also in­clude a choir of mu­sic stu­dents and a ve-piece band. Peo­ple who had en­joyed the women’s har­monies in their Septem­ber show, Some­one Like Her: e Story of Women rough Song, en­cour­aged them to do some­thing around the holiday sea­son.

Songs for a Win­ter’s Night cel­e­brates Christ­mas and the Win­ter Sol­stice.

“It’s for all ages and is a great way to get into the Christ­mas spirit,” said Terry. “First United is a very ro­man­tic place for a Christ­mas show, and a por­tion of the ticket money will go to the church’s restora­tion fund.”

Tick­ets are $12, and are avail­able at Mac­quar­ries’ Es­planade lo­ca­tion, and at the First United Church o ce.


An evening of holiday mu­sic will take place at First United Church on Dec. 21. Songs for a Win­ter’s Night fea­tures, from left, Emma Smit-ger­aghty, Beth Terry and Sarah Glinz.

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