POINT PLEASANT — Churches are uniting together to bring an evening of music and song in celebration of Easter.
Members from 18 different churches in Mason, Gallia, and Putnam Counties join together as part of the Mason County Community Cantata. The performance is set for April 8-9 at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Baptist Church in downtown Point Pleasant, admissions will be free.
This has become an annual tradition since about 2005, with a three year break. It came from Larry Jones’, director of the ensemble, home town of Doddridge County where many small churches would join together to put on a large scale production of an Easter Cantata. After moving to Mason County, Jones searched for something similar to home, but found nothing was readily available.
This year’s production consists of 35 voices, several of which are from the Bend Area Cantata, which is set for April 15 at 7 p.m. at New Haven United Methodist Church. This particular group contains members of all ages, from as young as 13 to those who are much older.
“This is not any one church putting on a show with the help of others, this is an all inclusive group.” Jones explained. “Main Street Baptist is very kind to host, but this is a collection of many churches working together.”
The Community Cantata will be performing “The Tomb is Empty Now” which will feature video along with the music to provide an experience both audible and visual.
“When we choose the material to sing, we try and tell a story with it,” Jones said, explaining the center of the story being Jesus Christ.
A love offering will be taken up for those who wish to give, with 100 percent of the proceeds given to a local charity.
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