Allamakee Ecumenical Choir to present 41st annual “Festival of Lessons and Carols” this Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church

The Allamakee Ecumenical Choir will present its 41st annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols" service this Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 8 Fifth Street SW in Waukon. Area clergy will read the lessons, and carols will be sung by the choirs and congregation. Choral numbers will be presented by the Ecumenical Choir, Ecumenical Men’s Choir, Ecumenical Women's Choir and Ecumenical Children’s Choir. Musical selections will also be presented by a Brass Ensemble and the St. John’s Lutheran Church Youth and Senior Handbell Choirs.

The Bixby Children String Quintet will also perform and accompany some of the choral selections. They are the grandchildren of James Bieber, who first organized and continues to prepare and direct the Allamakee Ecumenical Choir for this annual community celebration of Christmas that is open to the public. He will once again be assisted by his daughter, Sarah Palmer, this year.

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