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A History of Popular Christmas Carols and Songs

2022-12-20 13:30:00 2022-12-20 14:30:00 America/Chicago A History of Popular Christmas Carols and Songs Come and explore the music for "the most wonderful time of the year" with Barbara Barrett. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 20
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-20 13:30:00 2022-12-20 14:30:00 America/Chicago A History of Popular Christmas Carols and Songs Come and explore the music for "the most wonderful time of the year" with Barbara Barrett. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

Come and explore the music for "the most wonderful time of the year" with Barbara Barrett.

During this fascinating program, you'll learn the difference between a Christmas Carol and a Christmas Song and examine who wrote the lyrics and melodies, why they were written, and what they really mean. Using audio and video clips, we will discover which Christmas carols and songs are forms of worship, educational tools, secular entertainment, forms of protest, political commentary, or outright marketing gimmicks. The artists whose recordings transformed Christmas carols and songs into Billboard hits will also be featured.

Barbara J. Barrett embraces her lifelong love of history as a History Edutainment Speaker, following a successful career in organized medicine. She especially enjoys sharing the history of architecture, automobiles, music, and sports with other inquiring minds.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

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