CALUMET - It's the time of year where Christmas music often fills the air, and the unique sound of Noteworthy will soon fill a pair of churches for two upcoming concerts.
Noteworthy, the Copper Country's only women's barbershop chorus, will be performing at 7 p.m. today at the Calumet United Methodist Church and at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Church of the Resurrection in Hancock for their annual Christmas concerts.
"Noteworthy is a women's barbershop group, so we sing a capella in four-part harmony," said Noteworthy Director Joan Petrelius. "It's very different and very beautiful. ... The women in the group just love to sing and love to share the style of music with people."
For tonight's concert, Noteworthy will be joined by the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School choir under the direction of Sara Perfetti.
"They're going to be our special guests and are going to do a few numbers also," Petrelius said. "It will be a very enjoyable evening of Christmas music."
The choir will sing Christmas songs ranging from "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" to "Not That Far from Bethlehem." Meanwhile, Noteworthy will also perform a varied array of tunes, from "Mary Did You Know?" to "Marshmallow World."
"There'll be sacred as well as secular music," Petrelius said.
For the Dec. 13 concert, Noteworthy will be joined by Perfetti - a former director of Noteworthy and a former student of Petrelius - again, as she will be performing alone as well as in a quartet with Marian McKellar, Ross Coltman and Peter Manderfield. In addition, JAMSession and The Copper Notes will play a number of songs.
The concerts are free, but free-will offerings will be taken to benefit Sts. Martha and Mary Conference of St. Paul and St. Vincent de Paul, two ecumenical organizations providing support to the area's needy families.
For more information, or for any experienced singers who would like to join Noteworthy, call Petrelius at 482-5088.