Enjoy Jefferson’s three performing arts groups at Christmas in the Village

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The Jefferson Arts Committee invites you to enjoy free holiday inspired musical and theatrical performances by its talented performing arts groups at this year’s Christmas in the Village event.

Scheduled for Saturday, December 1 in the historic Village of Milton and vicinity will start off at 12:50 pm at the Milton United Methodist Church located at 316 Dover-Milton Road to hear “A Christmas Festival” performed by the Jefferson Township Community Concert Band under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jr. 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.  In addition, enjoy Mr. And Mrs. H. Grilk - hand chimes and guest conductor Thomas Ubriaco.  A free will donation at the door would be appreciated.

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Following the Community Band holiday concert, take a five-minute walk to enjoy Director James Wynne and the Jefferson Township Community Chorus as they perform “Favorites for the Holiday Season” at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 153 Milton Road at 2 pm.   Selections include Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Ose Shalom (The One Who Makes Peace),  Noȅl 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).  A free will donation at the door would be appreciated   

Once you’ve enjoyed the instrumental and choral music of the holidays, it’s a one-mile car ride to the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road (free parking) to see The Jefferson Community Players perform the Christmas-themed radio play “I’ll Be Seeing You”.  Directed by Jean Simonsen, the show will begin at 3 pm - admission is free.   The play is based on the 1940’s film that featured Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and Shirley Temple, and this romantic drama tells the story of a prisoner (Rogers) granted a 10-day Christmas furlough who meets a shell-shocked soldier on leave (Cotton).  While spending the holidays together with her family, they find redemption and healing. There will be an encore performance on Sunday afternoon, December 2 at 2 pm at the Senior Center.

These three talented performing arts groups each provide an opportunity to individuals who love to sing, play an instrument, or act to do so with others having similar interests.  They enjoy the challenge of learning new musical arrangements and acting parts and the desire to entertain the public.  New members are always welcome, and for more information on each group as well as their origins, current rehearsal schedules, contact information, etc., please visit www.jeffersonarts.org

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