Grafton Celebrates The Holidays With Christmas Concert

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The Apple Tree Arts choir will perform at the Congregational Church of Grafton when Grafton Celebrates the Holidays on Dec. 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple Tree Arts

GRAFTON, Mass. — There will be much to see when "Grafton Celebrates The Holidays" begins Sunday — but arrive early for the often sold out concert hosted by the Apple Tree Arts.

It's free, but seating is limited to about 300 maximum. The concert will be Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m., in the Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common.

“Our ninth annual holiday concert resembles a tapestry with different kinds of music interwoven with percussion, ukulele, piano and chamber orchestra instrumental sounds,” Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts, said in a statement.

The program will be packed with an international repertoire, backed by a 25-member chorus, and will include a Spanish carol, a Hebrew and Ukrainian folk song, and a Swahili song about joy.

The Apple Tree Arts’ Flute Choir, under the direction of Linda Bento-Rei, will perform “Walloon Christmas Carols.” It will be followed by the Show Choir, under the direction of Lisa Scarlett, singing "Santa Baby.” Then Tim Gruntman will conduct ukulele musicians playing a Hawaiian-flavored version of “Silent Night."

To top off the performance, Grafton Selectman John Carlson will read the children’s story, “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.” 

For more information about the show, contact Apple Tree Arts at 508-839-4286 or at its website

To see the entire calendar for Grafton Celebrates the Holidays, visit the website or click on the attachment. 

Attached: (2012_gcth_frostystops.pdf)

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