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KINSLEY – Standing under an enormous Advent wreath adorned with purple ribbons, a choir of more than 40 children sang an Advent Cantata on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, at St. Nicholas Church in Kinsley.
Under the direction of Becky Burcher, former principal of St. Nicholas School, the youngsters performed eight songs that pertained to the theme “We Shall Prepare.”
“The choir is composed of children from second grade to seventh grade,” said Father Marvin W. Reif, pastor of St. Nicholas. “They have been practicing on Wednesday nights for several weeks.”
Cantors included Brittany Gleason, Kristen Brake, Sarah Hirsh, Brad Benish, Vincent Burcher, and Kayla Brake. Readers were: Carly Schuette, Laurin Wagner, Connor Frame, Zachary Crockett, Bruce Davies, Cody Offerle, Scout Frame, Kate Gleason, and Austin Brake.
The Advent Cantata was by Mark Friedman and Janet Vogt. The Daughters of Isabella hosted a reception for the students and audience members following the program.