Thomaston Baptist Church is sponsoring its 19th season of The Living Christmas Tree, held the first weekend every December. This year, the seasonal choir will present “The Silence and the Sound,” a cantata by composer-arranger Heather Sorensen.

Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St./Route 1.

The Living Christmas Tree comprises community members from the Midcoast region who come together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in song. The choir is directed by Rebecca Leonard, with piano accompanist Sybil Wentworth, keyboardist Tracie Payor and sound manager, Frank Willis.

Doors will open one hour before the concert begins. 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. Assistance is available for anyone needing help getting up and down the church stairs.

The concert is free and open to the public. For those who wish to make a donation, there will be baskets by the entrance.  All donations are used to support the costs of the annual Living Christmas Tree performances.

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