Chocolate Church Community Christmas sing-a-long
Families throughout the region will gather at the Chocolate Church Arts Center Monday, Dec. 18 for the 42nd annual Sing! It’s Christmas community sing-a-long. Always held the Monday before Christmas, people gather at 7 p.m. to the experience the collective holiday spirit through music
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for open seating. The Chocolate Church, decorated in finest Christmas decorations, is quickly filled with people of all ages to enjoy a festive and calming holiday tradition. In addition to the community sing along for seasonal favorites, there are specialty acts and individual performers who add to the musical presentation.
The Morse Concert and Mixed Choir, lead by Sandy Foreman, will fill the stage and sing “In the Dark of Midnight;” dancers from Studio 48 Performance Team, lead by Bethel Keith and Kate Andreau, will perform. Local tenor Andy Barber will sing “The Christmas Song” (a.k.a. “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) and Pretty Girls Sing Soprano will harmonize “Who Comes This Night” by James Taylor.
What began as a fundraising celebration with carols led by Christie Linwood and Mrs. Raymond Huotari (known now as musical maven Martha Mayo) has grown into a touchstone of the holiday season. Children await the arrival of a special guest who never fails to excite and add the final Christmas touch to this special event. After the show, Wendy Jung of Soggy Dog will be taking pictures of children on Santa’s lap.
Sing! is a wonderful tradition. Everyone is welcome. The admission has always been free, but hats are passed for donations to the Chocolate Church, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath. For more information call 207-442-8455.