OSCEOLA COUNTY - Members of the Osceola Community Chorus invite everyone in our community to the 2012 Christmas Cantata.

Two performances are planned on Sunday.

St Philip Neri Catholic Church in Reed City will host an afternoon concert at 2 p.m..  The church is located at 831 S. Chestnut St.

An evening performance will be held at 6 p.m. at Evart Free Methodist Church, located at 6151 95th Ave.

This year’s cantata is “A Song Was Born At Christmas”- a musical celebrating the birth of the Messiah, by Tom Fettke.  It is filled with traditional music as well as beautiful contemporary songs for the Christmas Season.

The program includes a good variety of choral music arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass chorus.  Several soloists are featured within the cantata. The audiences will be treated to dramatic readings and carol singing.

This year’s community chorus is 25 members strong, with singers from LeRoy, Marion, Evart, Reed City, Hersey and Canadian Lakes.  The program is narrated by Marie Wilkerson and Ruth Ann Northon.  The chorus is directed by Jim Whitten.

There is no admission charge.  A free-will offering will be collected.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some great holiday music by the Osceola Community Chorus.  Plan now to join your neighbors at the 2012 Community Christmas Cantata.