For the past 27 years, Anne Dodson and her many talented friends have rung in the holiday season with a winter concert that celebrates life, love, loss and general silliness. The traditional finale of Christmas-by-the-Sea, this year’s concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church in Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1.

The 28th annual Anne Dodson & Friends concert will feature a returning cast of characters including The Quasimodal Chorus, Matt Szostak, Will Brown, David Dodson, Kat Logan, Jim Loney, Gordon Bok and Hazel Delehey. Cindy Kallet, longtime Camden resident who now resides in Indiana, will be back to join the festivities again this year.

As usual, the concert challenges the definition of “seasonal” including traditional and original songs from the United States, Finland, Africa and Britain; and with subjects ranging from the changes of seasons, recycling and the joys of aging. As always, the concert promises a warm, informal concert where the musicians take delight in blurring the line between performer and audience as, together, the community wraps up another year.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at The Owl & Turtle in Camden and at Rock City Café in Rockland; tickets also may be reserved in advance, to be held at the door. Ticket prices are $13 advance, $15 suggested donation at the door; $6/$7 for children age 6 to 12; and free for younger children. Refreshments will be served. For more information or reservations, call 236-9576.

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