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December 14, 2013

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The First Church of Danvers and North Point Evangelical Presbyterian Church will present a live performance of “The Man Born to be King,” a radio play by Dorothy L. Sayers that was originally written for the BBC. The performance takes place at 8 p.m., at the First Church, 41 Centre St., Danvers. Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Danvers Food Pantry, or a warm coat for those without a home. For more information, call 732-744-6407.


Hear the sounds of the season performed by the Manchester Singers at 4 p.m. in Endicott College's Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. The community chorus of 45 local men and women presents its annual Holiday Concert, featuring a 90-minute program of secular and sacred holiday choral music. Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 978-283-9021 or visit

Also at 4 p.m., the StarSingers and Company and ZipTone Boys Chorus, all Danvers-based choruses for young people, will present their annual winter concert at the Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The program includes traditional and contemporary songs for Hanukkah and Christmas, and features violinist Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe of Beverly. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The North Shore Players, in collaboration with Samuel French Publishing, presents Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 2:30 p.m., in the Hogan Regional Auditorium, 6 Hathorne Circle, Danvers. The play tells the story of a pageant director who is determined to produce the best church Christmas pageant, despite having six delinquents bully their way into the pageant, the church catching on fire, and losing baby Jesus. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and details, visit


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