Sunday, December 25, 2011

Great Crowd Attends Sing

Marietta Daily Times, December 26, 1916

A great crowd thronged the court house corner Monday evening and listened to the "Christmas Sing," conducted under the municipal Christmas tree, beautifully illuminated with electric lights of various hues.

It was far more successful than similar affairs in past years.

Only a mantle of snow was lacking to impart to the scene the real yuletide atmosphere.  But there was compensation for this deficiency in the greater comfort of hundreds who assembled long before the hour set for the singing and stood through the 25-minute program.

Prof. James Bird conducted the choruses of choir and children singers.  The Marietta band played accompaniments and gave a short program after the sing.

Vocal numbers given were "Adeste Fideles," "The Nativity," "Silent Night," "Carol," "O Tannenbaum" and "Joy to the World."

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