The Living Christmas Tree choir will present a new cantata by Joseph Martin, “Winter’s Grace,” in its annual series of concerts at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St./Route 1. The choir performs in a tree-shaped configuration that reaches towards the sanctuary ceiling.

In the work, the Christmas story is told through familiar carols, interwoven with scripture, prayer and poetry.  The Living Christmas Tree Choir is sponsored by the 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 is under the direction of Rebecca Leonard; piano accompanist is Abby Bruno; keyboard accompanist is Tracie Payor; narrators are Anne Allen and Rachel Allen; and sound manager is Frank Willis.

The concert will be presented Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. An elevator service is available for those who are not able to climb the steps into the sanctuary. With advance notice, there can be an assured space for a limited number of wheelchairs. There will be assistance available, should anyone need help getting in and out of the church.

The doors will open one hour before the concert begins.

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