All are welcome and most cordially invited! This event is rated “E” for everyone – the young and the “young at heart”!
The Advent Wreath is an age-old symbol of the hope and faith we have in the promises of God. Whatever your particular beliefs, the darkness that winter brings to us, reminds us that we each can be a light for the world, for our community and for others.
Please join us each Wednesday, starting December 4th through December 18th, as we light the Advent Wreath in front of St. Joachim R.C. Church, Penn and Griscom Sts., at 6:30 PM. We will walk up Griscom St. to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4442 Frankford Ave., singing Christmas Carols. Light refreshments will await us! Even the weather is joining in, as it will “warm up” to 50 degrees on Wednesday.
We are blessed to have a diversity of cultures, religions and traditions in Frankford. Come and share yours with us! You will be most welcomed! If walking presents a hardship for you, please meet us at St. Mark’s. You’ll be able to tell when we’re coming by our singing!
Thanks to the efforts of Ken Houser (director of music at St. Williams Catholic church) and Father Steve Wetzel (pastor of St. Joachim), the Baroque Music trio Corda Nova appeared at St. Joachim Friday night.
Corda Nova is Edmond Chan who plays the Baroque Violin; Amy Domingues playing the Viola da Gamba; Anthony Harvey playing the Theorbo/Baroque Lute. I did not hear the entire concert until I played the recording the next day with earphones. My hearing is so bad that I miss all the high notes which does detract from the experience. However, listening to the playback, I was enthralled.
I am linking here to our YouTube page where I have a short recording with some stills. It is well worth a few minutes to listen to these three people make magic. You can hear more of Corda Nova on their YouTube page here: www.youtube.com/cordanovabaroque
They are also on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/cordanova
We hope they come back.