Free holiday-inspired musical and theatrical performances will be offered on Saturday, December 1, during Christmas in the Village in the historic Milton area. The following three performing arts groups, part of the Jefferson Arts Committee, will perform.
Community Concert Band – 12:50 at Milton United Methodist Church (316 Dover-Milton Road): Enjoy “A Christmas Festival” under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jr. and guest conductor Thomas Ubriaco. Selections will include A Christmas Festival, With Every Winter’s Breath, Carol of the Bells, Veni Veni, Christmas Favorites, Polar Express, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. There will also be hand chimes. Donations at the door are welcome.
Community Chorus – 2:00 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (153 Milton Road): James Wynne will direct “Favorites for the Holiday Season.” Selections include Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Ose Shalom (The One Who Makes Peace), Noël Nouvelet, Blue Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear, Gloria, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Softly the Night Is Sleeping, Believe (from The Polar Express), and Gettin’ in the Mood for Christmas. Donations at the door are welcome.
Community Players – 3:00 at the Senior Center (54 Schoolhouse Road; one mile from village of Milton; free parking): The Christmas-themed radio play I’ll Be Seeing You will be directed by Jean Simonson. The romantic drama is based on a 1940s film featuring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, and Shirley Temple. It tells the story of a prisoner (Rogers) granted a Christmas furlough who meets a shell-shocked soldier on medical leave (Cotten). While spending the holidays together with her family, they find redemption and healing. An encore performance takes place on Sunday, December 2, at 2:00. Donations at the door are welcome.
These three talented performing arts groups provide opportunities for those who love to sing, play an instrument, and act to do so with others having similar interests. They enjoy the challenge of learning new musical arrangements and acting parts as well as entertaining the public. New members are always welcome. For more information on the history, rehearsal schedules, and contact information for each group, visit www.jeffersonarts.org.