Power outage postpones concert
The popular Treblemakers Community Choir concert planned for Dec. 6 was interrupted by a power outage caused by a blown transformer.
According to member Kate Fleming, 56 Treblemaker choristers, four musicians and conductor Penelope Dale were happily rehearsing for the concert when the power went out. She said the church’s emergency lights came on and several people activated their cell phone flashlights. They checked the electrical panel but all was well.
Firefighters who were doing a food drive across the street came over to assist and were greeted with a cheer, said Fleming.
It turned out the house behind the church was also without power but the problem was isolated to a small area.
“A phone call was made to EPCOR and they said that it would be 2 to 4 hours before it would be fixed,” said Fleming.
“With heavy hearts we had to tell the people who were lined up at the door waiting to come in that the concert was cancelled and we started to disassemble the stage and set the church ready for Sunday service all by flashlight.”
The concert has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 14. A 2 p.m. show will take place at St. John’s United Church, 192 Mill St., Creemore.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Audience members will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are not required for this performance. Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted and a portion of the funds collected will be donated to local community groups and charities.
For information, call 705-352-4595, or e-mail [email protected]