Free Performances coming up at Jefferson’s Christmas in the Village

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The Jefferson Arts Committee invites you to enjoy holiday inspired musical and theatrical performances by its talented performing arts groups at this year’s Christmas in the Village event scheduled for Saturday, December 7 in the historic Village of Milton and vicinity.

Jefferson Township Community Concert Band In1Start off at 12 noon at the Milton United Methodist Church located at 316 Dover-Milton Road to enjoy “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” performed by the Jefferson Township Community Concert Band under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jr.   Musical Selections will include A Winter Rhapsody, Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, Celtic Carol, Three Jazzy Kings, Deck the Halls-A Merry Fugue, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Jesu-Joy of Man's Desiring, C'est Noel- French Canadian Carols, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.  A free will donation at the door would be appreciated.

Jefferson Township Community ChorusFollowing the Community Band holiday concert, take a five-minute walk to enjoy Director James Wynne and the Jefferson Township Community Chorus as they perform “Holiday Favorites” at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 153 Milton Road at 2 pm.   Selections include Over the River and Through the Woods, Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, Christmas Lullaby,  Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland, Born in Bethlehem, and their annual presentation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  A free will donation at the door would be appreciated.

03 AChristmasCarol webOnce you’ve enjoyed the instrumental and choral music of the holidays, it’s a one-mile car ride to the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road (free parking) to see The Jefferson Community Players perform the radio play “A Christmas Carol" by Anthony Palermo based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Directed by Sue Wright, George Fear will portray Scrooge, and the show will include live sound effects led by Anthony Ur.  The show will begin at 4 pm - admission is free.  There will be an encore performance on Sunday afternoon, December 8 at 2 pm at the Senior Center, also free.

These three talented performing arts groups each provide an opportunity to individuals who love to sing, play an instrument, or act and to do so with others having similar interests.  They enjoy the challenge of learning new musical arrangements and acting parts and have the desire to entertain.  New members are always welcome, and for more information on each group as well as their origins, current rehearsal schedules, contact information, etc., please visit

For information about other Christmas in the Village events, please visit the Jefferson Arts Committee on FACEBOOK and its website at or call 973-697-3828.

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