Letter to the editor: Arts council Christmas program beautiful

Published 8:47 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

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To the editor:

If you weren’t at the Brock (Performing Arts Center) last Saturday night, you missed another beautiful Christmas concert sponsored by the Davie Arts Council.

Leading off the program were the Pivettas, husband and wife duo playing piano and flute, respectively. Federico Pivetta was a perfect complement to his wife Debra’s lilt-like flute renditions of such favorites as “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “A Child is Born.” She has the ability to make her flute come alive.

Following the Pivettas was Kevin Jasper, minister of Stokesburg Methodist Church, whose tenor voice resonated throughout the auditorium with heart-felt favorites like “What Child is This?” and “Silent Night.”  When he sang “Mary Did You Know?” I was glad to be in the audience.A goose-bump experience for sure.

Tess and the Black and Blues band of five rounded out the program with lighter Christmas songs like “Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree” and “Hard Candy Christmas,” which had some of us toe tapping.  peaking to Tess after the concert, I confirmed that she and her band are the ones who entertain us in the summer oin the square.

Bill Campbell was the master of ceremonies, challenging the audience to answer questions to his corny jokes.  He appeared between acts wearing different Christmas sweatshirts.  A couple I remember said  “Santa’s Favorite” and “Tallest Elf.” Bill is obviously comfortable in front of an audience, most of whom know him.

Kudos to Sidnee Suggs and the Davie Arts Council for entertaining us (for free) last Saturday night and with summer concerts at Kinderton.  We are truly blessed.

Linda Bradford,     Mocksville