By Rick Winterson

South Boston’s churches, from the smallest to the largest, are filled with wonderful music, especially during the Christmas season. It’s already a week into the new year, but we thought it appropriate to mention the choir at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. They presented an especially beautiful (and unusual) program – “An American Christmas” – the Saturday before Christmas.

It was uplifting and revealed the richness of American music. Much of it was based upon folk and traditional music; there were blues overtones along with multi-part caroling. The Rev. Burns Stanfield, the Pastor of the Fourth, is a professional musician himself. Watch for the Fourth Church’s musical shows and the concert by their “Summer Singers” in August.