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Corinth Area Arts Council kicks off Christmas season
by Jebb Johnston
Nov 22, 2012 | 47 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talented Corinth singers, instrumentalists and dancers will come together Tuesday to kick off the Christmas season.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the annual Christmas concert organized by the Corinth Area Arts Council, is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center on Taylor Street. Proceeds benefit upkeep of the historic theater building.

Arts Council Chair Cindy Mathis said the concert is the council’s gift of Christmas cheer to the community.

“It’s a mix of sacred carols and secular fun Christmas songs,” said Mathis, “from ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ to ‘O Holy Night.’ It’s become a Corinth tradition, and that’s what Chad [Dickerson] and I dreamed of when we first started this. It’s the first thing to bring in the Christmas season after Thanksgiving.”

This is the sixth year for the concert, which has helped raise funds for various building improvements. This year’s proceeds are likely to go toward air conditioning, which is currently not working in the coliseum. The arts council oversees maintenance of the coliseum.

The show has been well-attended and is always “a lot of fun,” said Mathis, who will play the harp.

This year’s performance is also dedicated to the memory of Carole Spencer in recognition of her dedicated work as a member of the arts council.

Tickets cost $10.

Participants include:

Singers

• Addie Paige Pratt — “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

• Taylor Robinson — “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

• Barbie Hight — “O Holy Night”

• Brenda Barber — “Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child”

• Beverly Harris with daughters London and Dreanna — “Mary, Did You Know?”

• Chad Dickerson and Nan Green — “The Prayer”

• Jim Rhodes — “Two People Traveled”

• Garrett Whitehurst — “Silent Night”

• Stephen Blair — “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Instrumentalists

• Bobbie Campbell (flute) — “Jolly on the Housetop” and “The Celtic Christmas Piper”

• Cindy Mathis (harp) — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

• Lauren Walker (piano) — “A Mad Russian Christmas”

• First Presbyterian Handbell Choir — “Carol of the Bells”

• First Baptist Handbell Choir — “The Gift of Love” and “Away in a Manger”

Ensembles

• Corinth Elementary 2nd Grade Challenge Group — “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

• Corinth Middle School 7th- and 8th-Grade Choir

Dancers

• Creative Arts Center Dancers
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