RAIN OR SHINE: Friends of Gorham's Pond to sponsor second town-wide Christmas caroling Sunday
The Friends of Gorham’s Pond is once again sponsoring the Darien Christmas caroling sing-along, to take place on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. All Darien residents are welcome to join in the festivities and good cheer.
Last year’s inaugural sing-along was attended by approximately 200 Darien residents who joined in the caroling on Rings End Bridge, ate over 500 cookies and drank eight gallons of hot chocolate! “I am thrilled that the Friends of Gorham’s Pond are again bringing back a timeless holiday tradition on Darien Harbor in support of Gorham’s Pond” said First Selectman Jayme Stevenson. “This is a beautiful new tradition for Darien and I hope everyone comes out and supports this terrific event.” She added.
A video of last year's caroling.
Citing safety concerns and the number of carolers expected this year, the Darien Police department requested that this year’s Caroling event be held at Pear Tree Beach. This will provide plenty of parking close to the event and not necessitate that carolers walk on dark roads.
To add to the festivities, the Darien High School Tudor Singers will be leading off the singing with a selection of holiday concert music. Led by Director Christopher Andrade, this choir is comprised of 39 Darien High School students in grades 10 to 12. The ensemble was founded in the early 1980’s and has since evolved into an award-winning chamber choir, performing repertoire ranging from early Renaissance music and classical literature to jazz, gospel, and contemporary pop. “We’re glad to be able to be a part of this event,” said Andrade. “It’s a way for us to connect to the larger Darien community.”
The Friends of Gorham’s Pond is sponsoring this event to offer all Town residents the opportunity to have a meaningful Holiday experience with their friends and family in this iconic Darien beach leading to the waters of Gorham’s Pond.
“FOGP wants to provide all our neighbors with an opportunity to experience the joy and community of caroling with their neighbors. These small local events really bring meaning and true fellowship to the season” said FOGP President Lucia Zachowski
For further information, visit FriendsofGorhamsPond.org.