OCEAN CITY — On Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Pine Tones Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City at 4th Street.
The Pine Tones Chorus includes about 55 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas. June Todd is the chorus director and Cathy Morgan is the accompanist. As an added attraction, guest musicians will include Mary Collins playing clarinet, Sally Hendon on flute, Tom Baione on string bass and Ted Nichols on drums.
The concert is titled “A Crazy and Classical Christmas” and offers a festive variety of selections. Fans of show tunes may recognize holiday songs from Auntie Mame and from Babes in Toyland. The Jazz Gloria has a bongo beat which may encourage toe-tapping. The song Fruitcake offers an amusing musical recipe.
Classical selections will feature Mary and the Baby in the manger, angels on high, and shepherds in the fields. The concert finale will be Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
Admission is free and an offering will be received. After the concert, people may enjoy refreshments in the church social hall. The Pine Tones Chorus has been entertaining local audiences in the Ocean Pines and Ocean City areas since 1984.
For additional information, call Chorus President Pat Beisler at 410-208-2682 or June Todd at 410-289-7373.
Funding for Pine Tones Chorus activities comes from individual donations and patrons as well as the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. These organizations are dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.