POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Area Easter Cantata returns Palm Sunday Weekend after a hiatus and this year any offerings given at the cantata will be donated to the Bill and LaTanya Smith family.
In order to perform the cantata, there must be choir members and this is a community-wide effort, according to Director Larry Jones. Practices begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17 at Main Street Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.
The choir will be performing “He’s Alive!” which is arranged and orchestrated by Bradley Knight. Books will be available at the practices.
Jones stressed that even though the events are at Main Street Baptist, it is a community-wide effort.
“If people enjoy making music to lift up and glorify God, then this opportunity is for you,” Jones said. “It will provide an opportunity for fellowship with singers from many denominations.”
The cantata will be presented April 12-13.
There has never been an admission charge for the event, but offerings have been taken to benefit worthy community situations. Again, this year, the offerings will be donated to the Smith family’s expenses associated with the loss of their home and two children to fire, and the continued expenses associated with Tre’ Smith’s recovery from his injuries.
The cantatas have been performed since 2006, but the group has taken a hiatus since Christmas 2010. Jones said many singers felt it was time to do another event.
For more information, call Jones at (304) 675-1300 or 675-1309.