The Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy choirs will return for live performances in time for the holidays.
“It’s so exciting that we will be bringing the sounds of the season to our audience again this year! Said Jane DeLoach Morison, artistic director.
“Some of our regular venues, including the Biltmore Estate, have had to cancel choirs again this year, but we’re excited to partner with Barter Theater and Abingdon Holiday Market to bring music to Barter Green and Martha. Washington Inn! “
Abingdon, VA, MECCA Singers will perform at Barter Green and Martha Washington Inn on December 4 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“I like to remind children that while there are things we cannot do during the pandemic, we have also found new and exciting things that we have never done before! We hope everyone will join us for at least one of these events, ”said Morison. “There is nothing like the voices of children and young people sung to cheer you up! “
On December 11 at 7:30 p.m., the choirs will perform their joint holiday concert at State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol, Virginia. Christmas and Hanukkah plays, traditional carols and compositions by Dan Forrest, Elaine Hagenberg, Susan LaBarr, Mark Miller, Beth Perkinson McCoy and others will be performed. The suggested donation for admission is $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children with a family maximum of $ 20.
The Highlands Youth Ensemble will present a “Lessons and Songs” service on December 17th at 7:30 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Johnson City. Nine readings of the scriptures will alternate with music by Victor C. Johnson, Hagenberg, Miller, Forrest, LaBarr and others. The suggested donation for the show is $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children with a family maximum of $ 20.
Learn more about the choral academy, its choirs and its schedules by visiting www.meccacademy.org.