Living Christmas Tree concerts

Nov 20, 2012
File photo The 2011 Living Christmas Tree Choir is pictured in concert formation at Thomaston Baptist Church.

Thomaston — The 16th annual Living Christmas Tree concerts will be held the first weekend in December at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St./Route 1.The schedule is: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Becky Leonard, the Living Christmas Tree choir will present “A Celebration of Carols,” a new major work by composer and arranger Joseph M. Martin. The composer has described his hour-long work as filled to overflowing with beloved carols and original songs. The cantata tells the story of Christ’s birth adorned with beautiful arrangements and meaningful scriptures.

The Living Christmas Tree Choir is sponsored by Thomaston Baptist Church and is comprised of community members from the Midcoast region who come together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in song. The choir will be accompanied by Elaine Ernst at the piano and Tracie Payor on the keyboard.

The church has an elevator service for those unable to climb the five steps into the auditorium; and there is space available for limited number of wheelchairs, with advance notice. Assistance will be available, should anyone need help getting in and out of the church. Nursery service will be available for children younger than 5 years old.

The concert is free and open to the public. There are no reserved seats; doors will open one hour before each concert. For more information, call the church office at 354-6706.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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