St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is presenting Carols by Candlelight on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary at 351 Main St. in Ridgefield. The concert is a celebration of Advent and Christmas presented by the St. Stephen’s Festival Choir, St. Stephen’s Choristers, soloists, and an 18-piece professional orchestra.
Among the soloists is soprano Lydia Toperzer, who will perform “O Holy Night”, which has become of the signature work of this annual concert. Carols by Candlelight will also include selections from J.S. Bach’s “Wachet Auf, BWV 140,” Handel’s “Messiah” and works by Gustav Holst, and Edward Elgar. Traditional carols will be interspersed throughout the concert, which will conclude with a rousing performance of “Hallelujah,” from “Messiah.”
There is no admission charge, although a $20 donation is suggested.
Caption: Soprano Lydia Toperzer will perform “O Holy Night” at this year’s St. Stephen’s Christmas concert.