Cantata set for Sunday

Music lovers who’ve been counting down the days to the annual Christmas cantata haven’t long to wait now.
The 11th-annual event goes this Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.
This year, the Choraliers will present the tale of Jesus’ birth, entitled “Hope Was Born,” which once again will be narrated by Cecil Duffy.
Choraliers director Diane Maxey said her singers have been working very hard this year and those on hand can expect another great performance.
“It’s gone very, very well and as usual, the singers are excellent,” Maxey said this morning. “I’ve had a great time working with them.”
Singers participating in the cantata range in age from 12 and up, and have been rehearsing for almost six weeks.
“We have about 70 performers from across the district and even some from as far away as Rainy River,” Maxey noted.
Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken at the door, with money going to purchase music folders for the Choraliers.
“You know this is something people really look forward to each year,” Maxey said. “It brings a little bit of Christmas cheer to the season.”