Friends of Music at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting a Puddingstone Christmas on Monday.
Puddingstone, an ensemble based out of Lenoir, has performed regularly in Old Salem and the Biltmore House in Asheville.
â€œTheyâ€™re known for using many different instruments of Renaissance and Celtic nature and they make their own arrangements of Christmas carols,â€ Daniel Hanneman with Friends of Music said. â€œIt will be tunes that are old and familiar with something new and different at the same time.â€
The seven-member ensemble uses a variety of instruments, including the flute, gemshorn, fife, rackett, harp, banjo and mandolin.
Mondayâ€™s event will be the Lincolnton debut of the group. One reason for the performance is Denise Baxter-Yoder, a singer in the group who is also a member of the church. Another reason is Hannemanâ€™s esteem for the group.
â€œAll of the concerts sponsored by Friends of Music are offered with the idea of sharing Godâ€™s great gift of music, and all the concerts that we have had are things that I have seen in person and can wholeheartedly endorse,â€ said Hanneman.
The performance is free and open to the public, and a nursery will be made provided. Puddingstoneâ€™s holiday and other recordings will be available at the show.
Want to go? A Puddingstone Christmas will take place Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St,.Lincolnton. The event is free. For more information call (704) 735-9033.
by Sarah Grano