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An Evening in December

Dec 05, 2014 02:00AM
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 12, 13, and 14, Amelia Baptist Church will present “An Evening in December.” The community is invited to enjoy this annual celebration of the Christmas Story, which is presented each year in a unique blend of choral music and drama. Pam Helton, Minister of Music, has assembled a community choir of more than 100 singers from this region including numerous area churches. Accompanying the choir this year will be 12 instrumentalists from the Jacksonville Symphony, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, the University of North Florida and the NE Florida region. The theme of this year’s presentation is “The Light of Christmas.” The program includes music and an original drama prepared by the Amelia Baptist Drama Team. The musical selections are diverse, ranging from new arrangements of traditional carols by Craig Courtney to Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant’s more contemporary treatments of the Good News of Christ’s birth. The program will also include medleys of traditional carols and songs that the audience will enjoy singing. This presentation is free and Amelia Baptist Church’s gift to the community. Childcare through age four is available with reservations. For information contact Pam at (904) 261-9527 or Allen at (904) 261-8799. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail.