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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BENEFIT CONCERTS Sunday, December 5, 2021
For more than 25 years, the Coles County Barbershop Chorus has presented a Christmas Benefit Concert for local Food Pantries and Homeless Shelters. The 30-man chorus, with members from sixteen different communities, placed second in Statewide competition last fall and five quartets and an ensemble will also perform at the FREE one-hour concert to be held on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00 PM the concert will be hosted by the Wesley United Methodist Church Charleston while the First Presbyterian Church in Mattoon will host the 7:00 PM program. Both churches require that those attending and those who sing, wear masks.
The first half of the concert will deal with secular Christmas while the final portion is all about the real meaning of Christmas. A classical guitarist will perform and more than a dozen youngsters from Jefferson School in Charleston will contribute with a drum ensemble. Several thousand dollars are collected with the free will offering and more than $50,000 has been given to these worthy causes in recent years.