Nov  5 - 7:00 pm - Trinity UCC
Nov 12 - 7:00 pm - Trinity UCC
Nov 19 - 7:00 pm - Trinity UCC
Nov 26 - 7:00 pm - Normandie Ridge
Dec  3 - 7:00 pm - New Freedom Concert
Dec 10 - 7:00 pm - New Freedom Train Ride & Glen Rock Mill Inn
Dec 17 - 5:00 pm - Loren Kroh's home
Dec 24 - 10:45 pm - Zion Lutheran Church Concert
         MIDNIGHT at the Square, then . . .
         Baltimore, Church, Manchester, Hanover

Review these words for a one-time performance Christmas Eve at Zion

Hark how all the Wel-kin rings.
Glo-ry to the King of Kings.
Peace on Earth and Mer-cy mild.
God and Sin-ners re-con-cil’d.

Joy-ful all ye Na-tions rise.
Join the Tri-umph of the Skies.
U-ni-ver-sal Na-ture say,
“Christ the Lord is born to-day!”

Hail the Heav’ly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Right-eous-ness.
Light and Life to all He brings,
Ris’n with heal-ing in His wings. 

Oct. 1, 2023 Letter
Glen Rock Carolers 2023 Schedule 10/1/2023

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Trinity UCC Glen Rock – Rehearsal and meeting.

Nov. 26 - 6:40 pm - Meeting - 7:00 - Sing for Rick Krebs & all at Normandie Ridge, 1700 Normandie Dr, York, PA 17408. - Red Sweaters, White Shirt, Dark pants & shoes - no pins.

Dec. 3 - 6:40 pm - New Freedom Senior Center Concert, 150 E Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349 - Meeting & 1st reading of the slate of officers for 2023 - 7:00 - Concert - Red Sweaters, White Shirt, Dark pants & shoes - no pins.

Dec. 10 - 6:40 pm - Meeting at New Freedom Train Station & 2nd reading of the slate of officers - 7:00 - Ride train to Glen Rock with singing at New Freedom, Railroad, Seitzland, Glen Rock - 8:00 - Free refreshments at Glen Rock Mill Inn & Sing.

Dec. 17 - 5:00 pm - Home of Loren Kroh - I83 Exit 16B - Queen Street - Head north, Right on Donna Lane, Left on Springwood Road, First right onto Owen Road, Proceed through the woods to 680 Owen Road. Carolers will be present to help you find parking. - 3rd reading of the slate of officers and election.

Dec. 24 - 10:15 pm - Meet at Zion Lutheran Church, corner of Water & Hanover Streets. - Red Sweaters. Annual Christmas Eve Concert at 10:45 pm. For outside wear, dress appropriately for the weather. After the indoor concert we will gather at “Roser Square” at the stroke of 12:00 midnight, and begin our 176th year.

2023 Route - Baltimore, Church, Manchester, Hanover. Based on 2019, when we last walked this way, here are some approximate times to share with your family and friends. Times could be different due to crowds and weather. MIDNIGHT - Baltimore, Valley, Glen Ave, FIRE CO. around 12:55 . - .1:30 - Hanover, Water, Church, New, Church, Center, Walnut, High, Center, Park Ave - Hayward Heights to Holly & Glenn Geiple’s home around 2:50 . - . . 3:15 - Hayward Heights, Geiple’s Steps, Main, Manchester - LEGION around 4:10 . - . . 4:40 - Pine, Hillside, Edgehill, Glenvue, Hanover, Cottage, Hanover, Water, to the TREE around 6:30 am.

You can direct any questions you have to Musical Director, Darryl Engler, 717-235-1389 or ursinus69@gmail.com.

1.  Individual Photos
Taken by Mike Thomas Nov. 19, 2017, along with the star photos.
Permission is given to download or print any of these photos.
Thanks Mike!

2.  Individual Photos
Taken by Ed Bailey Dec. 13, 2015 at SHS before CD recording.
Permission is given to download or print any of these photos.
Thanks Ed and family!

3.  CBN Video
Chet Wagner's cousin, Jon Cassel, and Georgette Knuckles, Assignment
Editor with CBN's 700 Club, have been working on a project since 2013
to produce a short segment recognizing the Carolers. The segment would
air on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) near Christmas, possibly on
the 700 Club or similar program. To demonstrate the quality of their video
productions, the above link is a 2014 segment on the York Steam Whistle.

4.  Ian Russell’s lecture
We've been trying to get a copy of this video since October 20, 2021 and Ian Russell just today sent it to me. During the pandemic, Ian Russell gave a lecture (via Zoom) at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society which was to be held in Harrisburg, PA.
Don't be discouraged by the title: “History Collapsing, Geography Dissolving”: Diasporic Encounters of Christmas Carolers from the New World and the Old
The lecture is one hour and 9 minutes in length and is a very good history of the Glen Rock Carolers and description of our first trip to England. If you participated in any of the three England trips, you will find Ian's description familiar.
Video: https://vimeo.com/637493580/ff3a950f7b
Printed program - See pp. 25-26: https://afsannualmeeting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/AM21-Virtual-Schedule-to-post-10-17.pdf

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