Cantata for veterans has two performances

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By The Staff

Two performances of the cantata, “Prayer for America” are scheduled to honor veterans. The Old Town United Methodist Church choir will present “Prayer for America” as its third annual Veterans Day remembrance. The first performance will be on Saturday night, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie Cultural Center (the “old” Old Town School at the corner of County Road 349 South and State Road 55A.) The performance is open to the public and veterans and their families.

The second performance will be on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. during the regular worship service of the Old Town United Methodist Church. All are welcome and again, veterans and their families are especially invited. The Old Town United Methodist Church is located in Old Town on U.S. Highway 19 just north of the traffic light.

Under the direction of Susan Leach, the Old Town United Methodist Church Choir is presenting its third annual cantata in recognition of the contribution that veterans have made to the freedom and safety of our great nation.

The cantata, created by Tony Wood, and arranged and orchestrated by Mart Hamby, provides music and narrative that remember our heritage, celebrate our freedom, and pray for God’s guidance and blessing.

This year’s cantata includes such favorites as “America the Beautiful,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” and “O God, Our Help in Ages Past,” as well as new songs that will surely become favorites.

Please join us as we pay tribute to the veterans in our community. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform and medals.

For more information, please call the Old Town United Methodist Church at 352-542-7954.