Doors open at 7:30 pm
It’s been 74 years since Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn opened the doors of their nine-story home for a “Christmas Sing” for family, friends and neighbors. Pitcairn told those gathered that he and his wife were delighted that the first use of their new home was for an event associated with the “peace and happiness of Christmas time.”
Join us as the tradition continues when the Museum, which now occupies the Pitcairns’ castle-like home, hosts the “Glencairn Sing,” a Christmas concert open to the public. The program will feature soloists, audience caroling, readings from the Christmas story, the Academy of the New Church Choral and Hand Bell Choirs and the “Glencairn Horns” composed of current or former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Horns will play a series of Christmas melodies and chorales, music that was collected and arranged in the 1920s by Anton Horner, former principal horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra.