'Tis the week of the Christmas concert!
Things get underway on Thursday, December 8 with a Christmas Cantata in Almonte performed by the Renfrew Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. A free will offering will be collected, and proceeds will go to the Food Bank. Then on Sunday the 11th, you have your choice of three seasonal concerts. Starting at 2pm, you can Sing In The Season with the Carleton Place & District Community Band (again by donation to the Food Bank). In the evening, there are two great choices, both in Almonte. The Valley Voices Christmas Concert features old and new seasonal favourites and benefits a great local cause — the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Tickets are $7 in advance from Baker Bob's, or $10 at the door. A few blocks away, David Francey will sing Carols for a Christmas Eve, accompanied by Kathryn Briggs on piano and Terry Tufts on guitar. They will be performing at the Old Town Hall, where David and Kathryn recorded their lovely CD of carols a few years back. Tickets are $20 in advance from Mill Street Books or Mississippi Mills Musicworks, or $25 at the door.