MARION –The Sippican Choral Society, in conjunction with the SouthCoast Children’s Chorus, will offer a vocal concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other favorite Christmas music from the past half-century.
Under the direction of the Sippican Choral Society’s new music director, Dr. Tianzu Zhou, two concerts will be given. The first will be at Grace Episcopal Church on County Street in New Bedford at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and at Tabor Academy’s Wickenden Chapel on Spring Street in Marion at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.
Tickets cost $15 per adult, and $7 per student. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Bookstall on Front Street in Marion village; and The Symphony Music Shop, 94 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Rochester Christmas tree lighting
ROCHESTER – The town will conduct its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community gathering at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, on the front lawn of Rochester Town Hall, 1 Constitution Way.
The Rochester Memorial School Band and Chorus will provide festive holiday music. Santa Claus will arrive on a Rochester Fire Department truck to wish everyone a happy holiday.
In addition to the lighting of the tree, there will music and refreshments. The celebration is free.