The Sounds of Christmas next weekend at First Baptist Church

By ALLEN MINCEY
Posted 12/2/17

Each year, the traditional Christmas program at the First Baptist  of Cleveland attracts hundreds in multiple events.  "The Sounds of Christmas" will be presented next weekend at the …

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The Sounds of Christmas next weekend at First Baptist Church

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Each year, the traditional Christmas program at the First Baptist  of Cleveland attracts hundreds in multiple events.  "The Sounds of Christmas" will be presented next weekend at the church.

"The Sounds of Christmas"  will be presented at the church four times:  Friday, Dec. 8 at  7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9,  4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 10,  4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"Admission is free and doors open 45 minutes prior to each performance time," said Dr. Tyler Brinson, minister of music and worship. "Come early to get your seats, as they will go fast."

"The Sounds of Christmas" is a  thrilling and heart-stirring presentation sharing the story and significance of the birth of Jesus through song, dance, media, lighting and effects.

"It is a dynamic celebration of the Savior," Brinson said. "We have been in preparation for this Christmas musical celebration for over six months. With more than 450 volunteers involved in the overall production, countless hours, long days, and many nights have been dedicated by those involved in preparing for these presentations."

Being one of the church’s largest events of the year, “The Sounds of Christmas” is always an incredible experience and blessing for all. 

Brinson, in his eighth year as music and worship minister, said the performance will include  songs set in a variety of musical styles.

"From the standard Christmas carols we all love to sing, to the songs of faith that tell the beautiful message and meaning of the birth of Christ, it is highly probable your favorite song or preferred musical genre will be highlighted within the presentation," Brinson said. "In any case, you will surely leave filled with the sounds, hope, and joy of Christmas."

Along with the First Baptist choir, the University of Mobile RamCorps will be a part of the performances.

"RamCorps is a nationally recognized 35-member high-impact brass and percussion ensemble," according to Brinson."They performed in concert at First Baptist Cleveland about a year or more ago. They were spectacular. They were so well-received that we had to bring them back."

They will be performing two musical sets within the production, as well as performing several songs in collaboration with the Dove Award-winning First Baptist Cleveland Choir and Orchestra.

The production will include the church's 180-voice choir,  30-piece orchestra, both  children and student choirs, dancers, media, technical crew, lighting, effects and the University of Mobile RamCorps.

For more information, contact the church's administrative offices.


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