November 9, 2004 > Glenn Yarbrough Visits to Recall 'The Forgotten Carols'
Glenn Yarbrough Visits to Recall 'The Forgotten Carols'
Lengendary folksinger, Glen Yarbrough will make an appearance in the Tri-Cities this Christmas season to spread holiday cheer and give two performances of "The Forgotten Carols," a musical story by Michael McLean. The narrative follows a nurse who feels emptiness in her life and meets a patient, John, who expands her understanding of Christmas. John, who believes he has lived over two thousand years and witnessed the birth of Christ, shares stories of the "forgotten" story of Christmas.
"The Forgotten Carols" are original songs from the perspective of characters such as the innkeeper who turned the young couple away or the shepherd who slept through the angel's announcement. Their personal accounts, until now, have been overlooked or ignored. Each carol is symbolized as an ornament to be unwrapped and placed on John's tree. Together, John and Constance discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas.
Mr. Yarbrough will be accompanied by the Deo Gloria Choir, directed by Sharon Xavier de Sousa. Proceeds will benefit the Old Mission San Jose Outdoor Lighting Project. Seating is limited and sales are brisk, so call for reservations now. Only two performances are scheduled at Old Mission San Jose (Fremont) for Wednesday, December 1st and Thursday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. Preferred seating is $35 and general admission, $25. Call (510) 792-8777 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information.