MEMO's Joy to the World Singing Contest December 4th
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) will once again host a Joy to The World Singing Contest to commemorate Lowell Mason (1792-1872), one of Medfield’s most famous sons and the composer of the well-known Christmas Carol Joy to the World.
The contest winners, from four categories, will perform at MEMO’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Baxter Park on December 7, 2012.
The contest is open to soloists in the following categories: Pre K – 5th Grade, Grades 6 - 8 and Grades 9-12 and duets and ensembles from all grades.
The contest will be held on Tuesday night, December 4th in the chorus room at Medfield High School from 7-8 P.M. All entrants must be Medfield residents, well-rehearsed and registered with written parental permission by the night of the contest, December 4. A panel of three judges will choose a winner in each category. The winners must be available to perform before a live audience on December 7th at Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Baxter Park.
All singing performances must either be a cappella or with portable instrument, such as guitar, played by the singer. Selections must be any well-known holiday song from 1-3 minutes in length. Registration forms may be obtained at JTTWcontest@gmail.com. There is no fee to enter the contest but a registration form must be filled out.
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization is the sponsor of the early December events including the town wide holiday lighting.
The Holiday Tree Lighting is held at Baxter Park (corner of Rte 109 & Rte 27). At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7th the Medfield Community Singers will perform; the Contest winners will sing and the switch for the Holiday tree lights will be turned on at 7 p.m. The contest participants will lead the singing of Christmas Carols.
A lottery will be held to choose Santa’s Elves to ride on his sleigh on the Parade on Saturday December 8 at 1 P.M.
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization is the local business organization for Medfield. It consists of more than 70 members whose business is located in the town or serves the residents. Proceeds of its annual fund raising events such as Discover Medfield Day are used defray expenses incurred with the holiday events, the summer concert series at the Gazebo and to purchase flags flown to honor Medfield residents serving in the armed forces. In addition individual members often add their business sponsorship to help defray costs of these events as well.