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Pine Tones Chorus Christmas Concert

 OCEAN PINES–The Pine Tones Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at Atlantic United Methodist Church, on Baltimore Avenue and Fourth Street in Ocean City, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Pine Tones Chorus includes about 60 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas. June Todd is the chorus director and Sandra Coston-Barkley is the accompanist. Peter Stang will be playing flute as an added attraction. Special pieces will have double accompaniment with both the piano and organ.
The concert is titled, “Traditions of Christmas” and offers a festive musical tour of church bells, sleigh bells, caroling, mistletoe, holly, shepherds, Mary and the baby in the manger.
Cheerful greetings of Merry Christmas and Hallelujah will resound. Classical Christmas selections will include “O Holy Night” and “Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.”
Fans of show tunes may recognize the theme song from Babes in Toyland and the song, “Christmas Gifts” from the stage version of “A Wonderful Life.” A special arrangement of “Jingle Bells Through the Ages” includes visits from the Andrews Sisters in boogie-woogie and an Elvis-style solo in hard rock.
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 events coordinator, Dorothy Shelton at 410-208-3884, or June Todd at 410-289-7373.
Funding for Pine Tones Chorus activities comes from individual donations and sponsors as well as Choptank Electric Trust, 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.