The choir and congregation of Grace United Methodist Church will present the 15th annual Twelfth Night Boar's Head Festival Sunday at the church, 37 N. Broad St. in York City.

There will be two performances, one at 3 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m.

There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be received, with all proceeds going to the Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank.

At the feast, participants will be transported from the present to a manor house in pre-Elizabethan England. The lord and lady of the manor have decided to host a gathering of their friends and neighbors to celebrate Twelfth Night, or the eve of the Feast of Epiphany. They enter costumed in their finest, followed by a procession of their invited guests, who enter and pay respects to the accompaniment of a bagpiper.

A narrator intertwines stories as the event proceeds. When the gathering is assembled, they celebrate with food and drink of the period, along with choral and instrumental music and merrymaking. Of course the lord and lady will share their repast with all who have come to see them - including the audience.

When the last entertainer has finished, the mood of the evening becomes more reverent. A procession enters and recreates the story of the birth of Christ and the adoration of the wise men.

For more information, call the church at 843-8573.


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