2 performances on December 4
By MARGARET BLOHM
For the Times-Herald
DEARBORN — Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its former annual Boar’s Head Festival with two, semi-staged concert performances at 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Boar’s Head Festival is an allegorical medieval pageant that tells the Christmas story and arrival of the Christ Child. Composed by Steven Errante in 1971, it was offered as a gift to the Dearborn community and to church members – with hundreds performing and attending the event each year.
“We look forward to everyone joining us for a walk down memory lane with Christmas music provided by the Vanguard Voices choral ensemble directed by Kevin Dewey, and the Dearborn Chamber Orchestra,” said Charles Miller, director of music at Cherry Hill Presbyterian.
The event will be conducted by Errante, the composer and arranger of the music. The Beefeaters will announce the decking of the halls, and the procession of the fierce Boar’s Head is followed with the telling of the sacred Christmas story by the Herald and stately entrance of the Three Kings led by the star.
No tickets are needed to attend, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Freewill donations will be accepted following each performance.
Cherry Hill Presbyterian is at 24110 Cherry Hill Road. Ample parking is available at the northwest corner of the church. A handicapped accessible entrance is available on Drexel Street, west of the church sanctuary.
Additional information about the Boar’s Head performances is available by calling the church office at 313-563-4800 and online at www.cherryhillchurch.org.