With glad hearts and a little apprehension about the weather, 13 members of the North Mystery group travelled to 192 Broadway in Methuen, Mass. We were about to enjoy the annual Christmas Concert at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, home to what was once the largest pipe organ in the world(now, reportedly second largest). The hall was built specifically to house this magnificent instrument after the Boston Music Hall needed more room for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A real community treasure, the Methuen Music Hall offers programs in the summer and a “Christmas Season” program 3 of organ music with guest musicians. We enjoyed a broad range of classical and “classic” Christmas music, culminating in audience participation singing the Hallelujah Chorus, Silent Night, and “Nowell.” We were warned about the impending storm and the group wisely decided to cancel plans for dinner in favor of safe travelling home once the snow started.
Joe M. and Dawn M.