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Winsted, CT: First Church of Winsted will present the 22nd Annual Boar’s Head Festival on Saturday, January 7th at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m. 5 North Main Street in Winsted. The Festival is “An Ancient Processional Celebrating Epiphany.”
It takes place in true medieval fashion complete with period costumes, live animals, and grandeur worthy of welcoming the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The Festival features continuous music with full choir, madrigal singers, organist, and brass ensemble. There are also a number of tooters, whistlers, pipers, and dancers and drummers. The featured musical selections include Rutter’s Gloria, Adam Dressler’s “O Holy Night” and many traditional carols as well.
Laurel City Singers under the direction of Adam Atkins are the featured festival choir with organist Christopher King. Also appearing will be The Boar’s Head Carolers, Irish Dancers Diedre & Una Shea with Tia Mongitore, Scottish Dancer Karen LaVallee-Tente with piper Ken Storrs. Proceeds from the performance benefit the Sharon Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Open Door Soup Kitchen.
Tickets prices are $15 Adults, $12 Senior and $8 Child 12 and under. Tickets will be available at a discounted rate on December 3rd at the First Church of Winsted Christmas Fair from 9 am until 3 pm. Group Rates are also available. For info call 860-379-6511. Send ticket requests to: First Church of Winsted, ATTN: Boar’s Head Festival, 95 North Main St, Winsted, CT 06098.
Doors open one hour before each performance, and each show will be preceded by a 50-minute musical pre-show featuring a Tuba Christmas, Medieval Instrumentals by Joe Brazee and Ken Storrs, and the Boar’s Head Carolers.