Music Fills the Air During Annual Carol Festival

Submitted by:
Lloyd Gilchrist |

A near capacity crowd gathered to enjoy the Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival’s fifty-second annual carol festival held Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Temple Baptist Church.

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President of the festival association, Janene Stewart, welcomed the audience and expressed her thanks for all the volunteer help from the festival committee and others which is so necessary to make such an enjoyable time possible.

Emcee Lloyd Gilchrist introduced a varied assortment of acts including, choirs, ensembles, duets, and solo vocal and instrumental selections.

Dr. Cheryl Dahl, director of the Temple Baptist choir, also led the audience in some community carol singing accompanied by Shirley Thompson on piano and Elisabeth Archambault on viola. Prior to the program, the audience was entertained by MaJical, the three Burghart sisters playing Christmas on their fiddles and guitar.