Light in the Darkness

a weaving of words and music

Saturday December 10, 7 pm, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Columbus
Sunday December 11, 3 pm, St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dublin

Our December program is a journey from darkness into light with special reference to the war in Ukraine. The first half is dark. We have songs of sorrow, powerful poetry, poignant carols, and a heartfelt setting by Ukrainian composer Iryna Aleksiychuk of the rather desolate Psalm 142. The second half ushers in traditional Christmas themes of light, again through a combination of music and poetry. We will teach you some Ukrainian Christmas carols – and there will be a surprise collective karaoke element at the end!

The Magpies will be joined by Cecily Ensemble, Phil Brown Dupont (piano), Rocki Strader (cello and narration), Jamie Brew (karaoke), and special guests from the Ukrainian Cultural Association of Ohio.

These concerts will raise funds for Ukrainian relief as well as for the Magpie Consort. Suggested donation $20, but please give as you are able.

You can donate here at any time to support UCAO’s work in sending first aid kits to Ukraine.