A holiday bountyPublished 7:59pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Beaufort County Community Orchestra was formed because one resident, the late Doris Hamilton, believed every county should have its own orchestra.
Well, every orchestra needs an audience.
About 30 of Beaufort’s finest musicians will take the stage Dec. 9 at First Christian Church and do their best to share the spirit of the season.
Musician Robin Potts said it was wonderful being able to share with the community at Christmastime.
“I hope it lifts them as much as it lifts us,” she added.
In addition to the 30 adult members of the orchestra, seven Beaufort County students will play Christmas carols in the free Christmas concert.
The Beaufort County Community Orchestra Christmas Concert will start at 3 p.m.
The concert is one of a handful of upcoming events that will celebrate the holiday season.
The annual Holiday Arts and Craft Show will open Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and run through Saturday. More than 40 artists and craftspeople will showcase their works.
Christmas parades will march through the downtowns of Washington and Bath this weekend and Belhaven Dec. 8. Aurora hosts its parade Dec. 9 and Edward wraps up the parade season Dec. 16.
The Beaufort County Choral Society will have two free holiday concerts. On Dec. 14, the annual HeART of the City Christmas Concert will feature the River City Ringers. The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the Washington Civic Center.
On Dec. 15, the choir will perform in Bath’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The performance starts at 3 p.m.
We hope you take advantage of this bountiful season of music, art and Christmas spirit.