POINT PLEASANT — The 10th annual Mason County Area Community Easter Cantata will be presented this weekend with performances at Main Street Baptist Church starting at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s cantata is the 35th anniversary of “The Day He Wore My Crown,” arranged by David T. Clydesdale. It is an Easter classic, according to choir director Larry Jones, and has stood the test of time.
So, what is a cantata? A cantata is a series of songs with narration which tells a story.
“At Easter, of course, the cantata tells the story of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection in a new and unique way,” Jones said.
This year there are 24 singers from 15 different area churches, making this truly a multi-denominational effort, Jones added. Soloists include Karyn Bennett, Randy Parsons, Brandon Sweeney, Anna Maria Butler and John Machir. Newcomer Tyler Sharp is the narrator.
No admission is charged nor offering taken. However, there will be a collection box at the door to receive donations for The Meeting House Inc. The Meeting House occupies the old Saint Paul United Methodist Church building at the corner of Jackson Avenue and 25th Street in Point Pleasant. The group’s mission is to provide a meeting place for recovery groups like AA, NA, Al-Anon, The Loved Ones Group, and so forth. They charge these groups no fee, so their only income is from donations and grants.
“This will be a great way to celebrate Easter by bringing a donation to help support their work,” Jones said.
Main Street Baptist is located at the corner of 11th and Main Street in Point Pleasant. There is plenty of parking, and a nursery will be provided both evenings.
For more information, call Jones at 304-675-1300, or Main Street Baptist Church’s Office at 304-675-4061.
Larry Jones is the director of the Mason County Area Community Cantata Choir.