Each year the Kentucky Center for the Arts invites the Lighthouse Choir and Bell Choir to perform as a preliminary to the Nutcracker Series. When it was time for the Lighthouse Children to sing and ring, the lobby was already packed. The noise level was painful to where I was sure the children would not be able to be heard. Carol Wellman confidently led the children to positions on the main central stairway. It was amazing that once the children started to sing and ring the crowd became quiet and listened. When the children completed their Christmas carols, they received a great round of applause. The children were then escorted in to watch the Nutcracker. At the end of the Nutcracker, the children were given a tour backstage. It was a fun day for the children, and I think an inspiring day for the audience.
Located in Louisville’s Newburg neighborhood, The Lighthouse ( A United Methodist Community Center ) is a vital God-driven force in the community to help children and youth achieve higher academic levels; encourage them to cultivate a love for music, art, drama, and dance; and motivate them to develop their God-given potential to become moral and spiritual leaders in their community.