Gates and Davis to perform musical for children

The Living Water Lutheran Church, 84 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, on April 21 will present “Three by James” for solo soprano and clarinet.

Composed by Celeste Leitch Gates, with Cheryl Davis, soprano, and Gates, clarinet, the event will begin at 4 p.m.

The half-hour program was created by Gates for children, she said. She urges folks to bring their children and grandchildren along with their favorite blanket or mat. They will be allowed to sit up front and on the floor. Light refreshments will be served. A donation for the food bank replaces tickets at the door.

“Three by James” highlights three different poems by James Whitcomb Riley— “Little Orphant Annie,” “When the Frost is on the Punkin” and “The Raggedy Man.” She selected these three poems because “I enjoyed them as a little girl and because the language is so musical…