When it comes to the holiday season, the overwhelming theme that takes over is the sense of community.
The 55th annual Community Chorus Christmas Concert is set to be held Dec. 6 at the First United Methodist Church. No matter the church, the Community Chorus, comprised of First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church, comes together once a year to perform songs that bring the community closer together. The Community Chorus started in 1961, and since then has grown to more than 90 singers.
“Community Chorus is wonderful because it brings people together from so many churches and communities to enjoy making music together to usher in the Advent season,” Linda Erlandson, who will be singing for her 28th year said. “I love being part of such a long standing tradition.”
“It’s the closest to the Tabernacle Choir I will ever get to,” Suzanne Puckett, a member who has performed for many years in the Community Chorus.
Since starting more than 50 years ago, the chorus opened up to all who wanted to participate, and that tradition continues to this day.
Performances are at both 4 p.m. and also at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.communitychoruselkin.com.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.