Community carolers to help ring in Caroling in the City event

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published December 12, 2018

 A couple dances to holiday music during the inaugural Caroling in the City event last year in downtown Rochester.

A couple dances to holiday music during the inaugural Caroling in the City event last year in downtown Rochester.

Photo provided by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Carolers will help spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear during Caroling in the City this Sunday.

Local singer and vocal coach Jennifer Kincer is organizing the new 149-member choir, comprising carolers of all ages from across the greater Rochester community.

“Last year’s event was a huge success, but we wanted to implement more traditional carloing and get the community involved at the same time,” she said. “It’s one thing to show up and listen to wonderful singing, but of course, people love to sing and be involved.”

The group will make its debut by performing Christmas favorites during the second annual Caroling in the City, which will be held 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16 in downtown Rochester.

“A lot of people signed up their entire family, and there are also Scout troops involved,” Rochester Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Kristi Trevarrow said of the new caroling group.

The Rochester Community Carolers will lead the crowd in the event’s grand finale, “The Whobilation,” as the carolers join with the community for caroling around the new 21-foot Christmas tree in the middle of Main Street, which will be closed from Second Street to University Drive during the event.

“We wanted it to be something everyone in the family could be involved in. ... Whether you have a talent for it or not doesn’t matter. It’s all about expressing the Christmas magic from your heart,” Kincer said.

The event will also include an ugly sweater contest at 6 p.m., a reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at 7:20 p.m., a Christmas cookie station and more.

“It’s just going to be a fun night downtown, and of course, there will be unlimited selfies of the Big, Bright Light Show without the danger of being hit by a car,” Trevarrow said.

For more information, call (248) 656-0060 or visit DowntownRochesterMI.com.

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