Living Christmas Tree choir celebrates season


By Danae King - dking@civitasmedia.com



Danae King | The Lima News Choir members perform as part of the Living Christmas Tree in Spencerville.

Danae King | The Lima News Choir members perform as part of the Living Christmas Tree in Spencerville.


ANOTHER PERFORMANCE

There is a performance of the Living Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. Monday and tickets are available for $3 at WTGN Radio and Spencerville Marathon Gas Station.

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville High School Auditorium was full of people celebrating Christmas on Sunday afternoon.

The auditorium hosted about 450 attendees who came to see the Living Christmas Tree presentation titled “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

This was the second year of the performance, hosted by Spencerville Church of the Nazarene and the Spencerville Area Community Choir, and director Robert Griffin said last year’s response was “really, really good.”

The choir consisted of 64 members this year, with 85 cast and crew members overall, he said. There were no tryouts, and everyone who was interested was able to participate.

“We’ve assembled a community church choir and we’re celebrating Christmas,” Griffin said. “We all came together to do it through churches.”

About 20 area churches were involved in the show, which included singing, dancing, narration and some actors.

Angie Martin, of Lima, came to see her 84-year-old father-in-law sing in the show. He sang in the show last year and her and her family “loved it.”

“It’s always enjoyable to see Bob sing because he kind of gave it up until” recently, she said.

Griffin, also the Minister of Music at the Nazarene Church in Spencerville, wanted people to grasp the true meaning of the Christmas season from the show.

“God sent his son Jesus as the savior of the world,” he said.

Last year, the show was sold out, and the auditorium seats about 600 people.

There is a performance at 7 p.m. Monday and tickets are available for $3 at WTGN Radio and Spencerville Marathon Gas Station.

Danae King | The Lima News Choir members perform as part of the Living Christmas Tree in Spencerville.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/12/web1_LivingTree.jpgDanae King | The Lima News Choir members perform as part of the Living Christmas Tree in Spencerville.

By Danae King

dking@civitasmedia.com

ANOTHER PERFORMANCE

There is a performance of the Living Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. Monday and tickets are available for $3 at WTGN Radio and Spencerville Marathon Gas Station.

Reach Danae King at 567-242-0511 or on Twitter @DanaeKing.

Reach Danae King at 567-242-0511 or on Twitter @DanaeKing.

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