First church of Winsted

95 North Main Street
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
860-379-1778
American Baptist   ~   United Church of Christ
Established 1778













 
   

Special Guests 2014!

Sir William Benson &
The Lady Deborah Gillespie!
Medieval Instrumentals with
Joe Brazee and Ken Storrs

And...of course our Carolers!
  
24th Annual Boar's Head Festival
Jan 4th and 5th 2014

An Ancient Processional
Musical Celebration of Epiphany

Excitement mounts as the townspeople prepare the hall for the
arrival of the Beef-eaters with the Boar’s Head.  Greeting their
guests are the nobleman and his lady.

The Festival officially begins as a tiny sprite brings into the
darkened Hall a lighted candle symbolizing the coming of the
Light into the world. Representing the Church, the Friar receives
the Light. From this tiny flickering flame, the Christ Candle is lit,
illuminating the altar, spreading light throughout the hall.

A piper calls the assembly to order and the Herald announces
the entrance of the royals with a brass fanfare. The procession
officially begins with The Boar’s Head Carol, ushering in Beef-
eaters, carolers, sword dancer, and the Boar;s Head served up
on a platter. King Wenceslas with his page, the woodsmen with
the Yule Log and its rider. Next come the monks singing with
anticipation, O Come Emmanuel, prophecy fulfilled, the choice
of a maiden and our Lords blessed birth.  The shepherds and
animals come in search of the Christ child, followed by the
three kings bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

When all have assembled, they kneel in adoration of the King of
Kings, Lord of Lords as the hall is darkened and the Epiphany
star shines over the altar. After the assemblage has recessed,
the sprite returns, and with the Friar, takes the light of the Christ
candle forth into the world, leaving the spark of hope with all
assembled.  All are invited to take the light and hope with them
as they leave this place;
the Light to illuminate their paths for the coming year, and
the Hope for Peace on Earth ~ Goodwill Toward Men!


Featuring

Medieval Pomp & Royalty
Herald Trumpeters
Carolers
Family Gentry
Woodsmen & Peasants
Good King Wenceslas & his Page
Monks
Shepherds & Their Sheep
The Holy Family & Donkey
The Three Wise Men
Laurel  City  Singers
directed by
ADAM  ATKINS

Organist
CHRISTOPHER KING

Featuring
The Boar’s Head Brass Ensemble
The Boar’s Head Carolers

Live Animals
provided by

Spirit the Dove
The Roys Family

Commerford Farm, Goshen, CT
Robert Commerford
Donkey & Goats

The King Family
Prize winning laying hens!

Piper
KENNETH STORRS
Sword Dancer
KAREN LAVALLEE-TENTE
Irish Step Dancers
TIA MONGITORE & UNA SHEA


To Reserve Seats
Or call Joan 860-379-8966
Ticket Order Form

Tickets sold at Discounted rates day of Christmas Fair ONLY!
94th Annual Christmas Fair
First Church of Winsted
95 North Main Street, Winsted
Saturday, December 7th from 9 AM till 3 PM