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Chorale, CAPA to reunite for production

The beginning of the Christmas season in Chilton County will be marked by the 16th annual production of Carols, this year featuring the combined voices of the Chilton Civic Chorale and the Central Alabama Performing Arts, along with the instrumental sounds of the Chilton Pops. “Carols: Sweet 16” will be presented Dec. 5-6 at 7 p.m. in the Helen E. Parrish Activity Center of Clanton First United Methodist Church.

With a combined chorus of more than 30 singers under the direction of Robby Simpson, the program will feature both traditional sacred music and some familiar secular tunes. The Chilton Pops will be conducted by Randi Penton, who is in her seventh year as the group’s director.

After a number of years of performing separately, the Chilton Civic Chorale and the Central Alabama Performing Arts singers have come together to produce a Christmas show to help the community celebrate the holiday season. Greg Daniels, CAPA’s leader, referred to Psalm 133 when he spoke of the joint production. That Psalm begins, “How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell in unity.”

Tickets for “Carols: Sweet Sixteen” will go on sale soon at Whistle Stop Coffee and News, Forrest Veterinary Clinic and O.P. Klinner Furniture, all in Clanton, as well as from any member of the Chilton Civic Chorale, CAPA or the Chilton Pops.