2016-10-26 / Community

A Spooky Concert for All Hallows’ Eve

KENNEBUNK — A concert of spooky music in anticipation of All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Day after will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Christ Church, 6 Dane St. Christ Church Music Director “Maestro” Warren King and virtuoso flutist Diana McNulty have gathered a program of great spooky music, from “Night on Bald Mountain” to Bach’s “Toccata in D Minor” and the theme song from “The Addams Family.” The program is designed to be fun, with plenty of spooky shivers.

All Saints Day, on Nov. 1, was thought to be when the spirits of those who have left this life were free to roam in ancient Europe, according to a church press release. People wore costumes so spirits that might want to do them harm would not recognize them. They moved from door to door asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead carrying hollowed-out turnip lanterns. In the New World, native pumpkins were found to be a lot easier to empty and carve; hence our Jack O’ Lanterns.

Suggested donation for the concert is $15, or $10 for seniors and students; children under 12 are welcome at no charge. Trick-or-Treat Intermission included. Come in costume and get $2 off admission. For more information, visit the website christchurchkennebunk.org, call 985-4494, or visit the office at 6 Dane St., open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The building is handicap-accessible from the parking lot behind Town Hall, and also has a parking lot across Dane Street.

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