St. Stephen’s Presents Carols by Candlelight on Saturday, December 11

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is presenting its annual Carols by Candlelight concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary at 353 Main St. The concert is a celebration of Advent and Christmas presented by the St. Stephen’s Choir, soloists, and a 10-piece professional orchestra. Dr. Alcee Chriss III, St. Stephen’s Minister of Music, will conduct the ensemble.

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The concert opens in candlelight as the choir processes while singing “Once in Royal David’s City.” It will include selections from J.S. Bach’s “Wachet Auf, BWV 140,” Handel’s “Messiah” and works by Gustav Holst, John Rutter, and Edward Elgar. The women will be featured in Elgar’s “Christmas Greeting.” Traditional carols will be interspersed throughout the concert, which will conclude with a rousing performance of “Hallelujah,” from “Messiah.”

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In-person attendees must show proof of vaccination for entry. Masks will be required during the performance. A $20 donation is suggested, and more generous sponsorships are also welcome. A link to the LiveStream will be sent before the performance to those who have registered. The recorded concert will be made free to the public at a later date.