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Christmas cantatas and church programs 2018

FirstARTS presents Bel Canto Company
8 p.m. Dec. 6: ‘Joyful Noël!’, a performance by the Triad’s premier professional chorus. $10. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121, ext. 104.

S-R Choral Society presents ‘The Sleigh Ride Home’
• 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at First United Church of Christ, 207 W.Horah St
• 2 p.m. Dec. 9: Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd.
Attendees are invited to bring a new unwrapped toy for children served by DSS. The concert is supported by the Rowan Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council and is funded by the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, call 704-796-9683 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

Piedmont Choral Society offers free concert
• 7 p.m. Dec. 7
• 3 p.m. Dec. 9
CONCORD — The 60-voice all volunteer Piedmont Choral Society will present its annual free Christmas concerts on Dec. 7 and 9, at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N. The group is directed by Joseph Judge, associate professor of choral music at Pfeiffer University and accompanist is Dr. Don Simmons, organist/music director at Kimball Lutheran Church in Kannapolis and adjunct professor of music at Pfeiffer.
A reception will follow. PCS is sponsored in part by the NC Arts Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council. An offering to help offset costs will be accepted.
Learn more at 704-699-6053 or www.piedmontchoralsociety.com


Drive-through Nativity at Cleveland First Baptist
The annual drive-through live Christmas Nativity will be at Cleveland First Baptist Church, Dec. 7 and 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. Free admission, free hot chocolate and cookies.

He’s Alive Church: Christmas In The City
KANNAPOLIS — A variety Christmas Show at He’s Alive Church, 1310 N. Cannon Blvd. Music, dance, drama, comedy, interpretive movement, creative arts & media. Pianist Rocky Fretz performing the pre-show experience.
Dec. 7, 8, 9. Tickets at hesalivechurch.org or 1310 N. Cannon Blvd. or email info@hesalivechurch.org

North Main Baptist: Bethlehem Marketplace
SALISBURY — 4-8 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: A Roman centurion will guide you back 2000 years to a place called Bethlehem as you experience prophecy, angelic visitations, the marketplace, a very full inn, and the stable birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Handicap accessible. North Main Baptist Church, 1501 N. Main St., 704-637-2929, www.northmainonline.com

Piedmont Singing Men Christmas concert
CONCORD — Piedmont Singing Men will be in concert Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Temple, 3101 Cline School Road. Free.

Annual holiday concert at Milford Hills UMC
Annual Holiday concert, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 with familiar carols, sacred and secular. Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd., 704-636-0471.

Christmas Dinner Theater at The Event Center
6 p.m. Dec. 9: Catered dinner at The Event Center, $30. Childcare available. 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218 mycornerstone.church

14th annual Christmas Traditions with Karl Hales
7 p.m. Dec. 10-11
The stories and music of Christmas. Karl tells the stories, accompanied by Neal Wilkinson and Lauren Stephenson, vocalists, and Susan Trivette on the piano. Admission: one canned food item for Rowan Helping Ministries. At the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

Grace Bible Church: ‘All Is Bright’
7-8:30 p.m Dec. 11: Grace Bible Church, 6725 Hwy 152 E in Rockwell. Details at www.eventbrite.com

Poplar Tent Presbyterian: Come Now to Bethlehem
CONCORD — 7 p.m. Dec. 16
“Come Now to Bethlehem: Lessons and Carols for Christmas”
Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church Choir and members of the Charlotte Orchestra. Refreshments in the fellowship hall after the performance. 6841 Poplar Tent Road, 704-783-1603 or office@poplartentchurch.org

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