The public is invited to honor the 24th winter solstice celebration with poetry and song on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. The event will take place virtually on Zoom.
Participants can bring a favorite winter poem to share or simply join online from home and listen. This is a free event, and all are welcome.
Elizabeth Torrey will host the program from inside the meetinghouse of the Old Ship Church, on Hingham’s Main Street, in keeping with the traditional setting. Candles and quiet will be in view.
A musical prelude will take place before the poems are read. The instrumental performance will be provided by Christopher Nickelson-Mann and Jeremy Harman. The vocal solos will be performed by Rich Jensen.
In the northern hemisphere, Dec. 21 is the official date of the 2020 winter solstice (at 5:03 a.m.), the shortest day of the year and one of the oldest known holidays in human history. After this long night, the hours of light lengthen with the promise of spring.
The program is being presented in coordination with Old Ship Church. The Zoom link will be posted on the church’s website at oldshipchurch.org beginning on Dec. 15.
For more information, contact Torrey at 781-749-0543.