UPDATE 3/31/2015: Due to snow, the Choral Festival was rescheduled for April 12, 3pm.

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LEXINGTON, MA—10 choirs from Lexington will be raising their voices together in the 10th Annual Lexington Choral Festival on Sunday, February 8th at 3:00 p.m. hosted by Hancock Church. This year’s Festival features choirs from 10 area churches and temples with over 200 singers participating. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Lexington Choral Festival was first held February 26, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Lexington. Minister of Music, Dr. Robert Eaton invited Lexington choirs to participate in an afternoon of sharing their musical talents and worship cultures with others in the community. It featured performances by five area choirs, a combined performance of “The Gift of Love” and audience participation. The event was so well received it was decided to make it an annual event with different houses of worship hosting the Festival each year. The festival has grown and now has some 10-12 choirs participating each year. Choral music is thriving in Lexington and this festival is an opportunity for some of the area choirs to share their talents with each other as well as with the public beyond their own institutions.

Participating this year are choirs from Church of Our Redeemer Episcopal, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Baptist Church, Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington United Methodist Church Sacred Heart Church, St. Brigid Church, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, and Trinity Covenant Church. Each choir will sing 2-3 numbers of their own choosing, then all the choirs will join in a mass performance of the Sanctus from the Requiem by Gabriel Faure. The performance is approximately 90 minutes in length. A reception will follow.

The concert will take place at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the church, around the Battle Green, and just down the street at St Brigid Church.