For the fourth consecutive year, more than 50 singers from Mountain Area church choirs including New Community United Methodist Church, Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, and Christ Church/Anglican, will come together for a two performances of a beautiful Christmas program at 4 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41.
Both performances will be accompanied with an orchestra.
Here are just a couple notes about this year's piece, "The Promise of Light," by composer Joel Raney:
Multi-generational musicians: This particular event, which has in just four short years become one of the Oakhurst's most highly anticipated holiday musical offerings, is wonderfully multi-generational, ranging all the way from almost-90-year-old Coarsegold resident Bob Ornberg, one of the bass section singers, down to Yosemite High School senior Jeff Foster.
Four-handed piano: Part of the live musical accompaniment includes a little-seen, but always fascinating, four-handed piano part where two pianists share the bench and play at the same time.