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Essex Children’s Choir presents the 28th Annual Twelfth Night Celebration

Members of the Essex children’s Choir pose for a photo after a performance last Saturday at Shelburne Museum. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Members of the Essex children’s Choir pose for a photo after a performance last Saturday at Shelburne Museum.

The Annual Twelfth Night Celebration, presented by the Essex Children’s Choir, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel at St. Michael’s College. The Twelfth Night Celebration has been the choir’s gift to the community since the first event was held at the Congregational Church in Essex in 1987. This joyful presentation of music brings to close the traditional celebration of Christmas; Dancers leap, Pipers pipe, Instruments sing and Voices ring in a unique collaboration of artistry, beauty and joy.

Under the artistic direction of Constance J. Price and accompanist Karen, the choir invites you to experience the power of music through song accompanied by dance and instruments. Through the writings of J. S. Bach, Michael Praetorius, Benjamin Britten, Adolphe Adam, John Rutter, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the power of music will lift words off the printed page to the highest plateau of communication.

Joining the Choir and Alumni are Heidi Soons, harp; Wayne Hobbs, tenor; Susan Summerfield, organ; Full Circle, recorder consort; Wheeler Trombone Quartet, and the Adirondack Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Kathy Koester, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Twelfth Night Celebration closes with the audience joining musicians and dance in a joyful performance of Lord of the Dance, a tradition since the first Twelfth Night.

Donations will be received at the end of the concert. In the event of inclument weather, Twelfth Night will be presented on Jan. 4, at 4:30 p.m. For additional info, call 863-9161 or visit:

This concert is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department at St. Michael’s College.


Hickok & Boardman welcome new employees

Mindy Higgins Bero

Mindy Higgins Bero

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group welcomes recent hires Mindy Higgins Bero and Matt Noonan. Both Higgins and Noonan have joined as Client Advisors in the Business sector of the Insurance Group.

Higgins Bero has joined the agency’s Burlington office and brings a successful 10 year career in sales, account development and customer service. Most recently, working with FOX 44/ABC 22 as a Senior Account Executive. Bero holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Northeastern University. She currently resides is Essex with her husband and their two young children.

Matt Noonan joins the agency in the St. Albans office following a successful 14-year sales career with Villanti & Sons Printers Inc. He has been active with the St. Albans and northern Vermont regions, and currently resides in Shelburne with his wife and two children.