MOUNT VERNON — This weekend the Lakeholm Choir at Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, will offer two presentations of the Christmas musical “And There Was Light,” a compilation of varied and exciting Christmas selections for both the adult and children’s choirs.

Elizabeth Barrett leads the children in “What a Glorious Night,” and other selections. The congregation sings along on a carol medley in the Celtic style — “The Carolin’ Reel.” The production is accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra which will also perform a beautiful “Bells of Christmas” overture, all under the direction of Robert Tocheff, also director the annual Mount Vernon Nazarene University Messiah event and Collegians Chorale.

Presentations will be Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Powerpoint and video have been prepared by Judy Madtes and Geoff Fuller, while narration will be presented by Jim and Carol Dorough. Soloists include Shawn Barrett, Mel Severns, Judy Madtes and Laura Tappen. Drama vignettes with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus are portrayed by Kirsten and Mark Carter and their baby Jude. Some of the songs include “The Sound of the Round,” “Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “The Light Still Shines,” and a bluegrass piece “Go Sing It on the Mountain.”

Both presentations are free to the public. Nursery care is provided as well as parking.

For information, contact the church at 740-397-1105 or visit



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