Solstice celebration in New London

Members of the St. Nicholas Songsters watch their co-director, Roxanne Buck, while on stage Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of 'Make We Joy' at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the St. Nicholas Songsters watch their co-director, Roxanne Buck, while on stage Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of "Make We Joy" at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New London — A 30-year holiday tradition returns Sunday at the Red Barn at Mitchell College.

Local groups, including Flock Theater, the St. Nicholas Songsters and Not For Joes, were rehearsing Saturday for their production of "Make We Joy," a celebration of the winter solstice with folk dance, choral music, mummers and poetry.

The performances are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Mother and Father Solstice, portrayed by Liz Binger and George Dowker, center, of Uncasville, exit the stage between their guards Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of 'Make We Joy' at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Mother and Father Solstice, portrayed by Liz Binger and George Dowker, center, of Uncasville, exit the stage between their guards Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of "Make We Joy" at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the Not For Joes perform a Welsh border Morris dance Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in a scene during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of 'Make We Joy' at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the Not For Joes perform a Welsh border Morris dance Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in a scene during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of "Make We Joy" at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the St. Nicholas Songsters, Sabina Berdan, 10, left, of Stonington, and Gret Watrous, 9, of New London, watch others on stage Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, while they wait for their group's turn during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of 'Make We Joy' at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the St. Nicholas Songsters, Sabina Berdan, 10, left, of Stonington, and Gret Watrous, 9, of New London, watch others on stage Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, while they wait for their group's turn during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of "Make We Joy" at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Mother and Father Solstice, portrayed by Liz Binger and George Dowker, center, of Uncasville, react to the boar's head presented to them Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, by two guards while performing the winter solstice feast scene during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of 'Make We Joy' at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Mother and Father Solstice, portrayed by Liz Binger and George Dowker, center, of Uncasville, react to the boar's head presented to them Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, by two guards while performing the winter solstice feast scene during the Flock Theater rehearsal for their production of "Make We Joy" at the Red Barn at Mitchell College in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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