Melodies and Messages: 1850s-style Carol Sing
Travel back to the 1850s this Christmas season—join Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln for special music, worship, and a carol sing. The Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes will portray the Rev. Dr. James Smith, who was pastor of First Presbyterian Church from 1849 - 1856. Dr. Smith officiated at the funeral for Eddie Lincoln.

The Lincolns, portrayed by Fritz Klein and Pam Brown, will greet visitors — and everyone is invited to attend in mid-19th century attire along with our performers. Following the service, join us for Mary Lincoln's White Cake in the Commons.

Guest musicians performing period music:
~ Illinois Symphony Brass Ensemble
~ First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir
~ Prairie Aires
~ Capital Chamber Singers: Diane Dietz, soprano ~ Jamie Greenwald, tenor ~ Susan Harris, alto ~ Ron Howell, bass ~ David Hixenbaugh, tenor ~ Becky Kemp, soprano ~ Kim Ladage, alto ~ Dick McDaniel, baritone ~ Bernie Wiseman, bass

This event is free and the entire offering collected will be given to the Salvation Army to benefit the poor of Sangamon County.

Pastor with the Lincolns | ©2014 First Presbyterian Church/Springfield Carol Sing by Candlelight | ©2014 First Presbyterian Church