The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present the annual Community Christmas Concert at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, December 13. The musical celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with caroling on the Library steps. Caroling will again be led by Phil and Gayle Woody. They encourage everyone to come and join their friends and neighbors in singing traditional carols.
Members of the Civic Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Damon Sink, will begin the concert at 7:00 p.m. with portions of the Corelli Christmas Concerto, La Rejouissance and Winter Wonderland.
Two guitarists from Franklin, Paul Savaiko and Ray Olson, will perform seasonal favorites. Their duo is known as Jazz Mountain, “a place where great songs are turned into a listening experience by two guys who know their craft.” Area students who study violin with Cathy Arps and Kathy Hill will join in for their favorite carols. The concert is free and the public is welcome.
The Jackson County Arts Council will serve refreshments after the concert.