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December 15, 2012

North Shore religion calendar

Saturday, Dec. 15

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, 7 p.m., Lappin Park, corner of Washington and Essex streets, Salem. Chabad of the North Shore will light the menorah. Music and traditional holiday foods, like potato pancakes. The Lappin family will also be honored.

Sunday, Dec. 16

“Lighting the Way,” 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Special music program during worship service features the Chancel Choir, Dream Catchers and Good News Choir performing music for Advent and Christmas. A variety of anthems has been selected for the service.

Holiday Music Service, 10:30 a.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Carol singing, drumming, Native American flute, handbells, the Singing Group and more. 978-774-7582 or

Christmas Festival Concert: “Rejoice in His Coming,” 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Inaugural season of the SJB Concert Series presents Christmas cantata performed by four choirs accompanied by a live orchestra. or 978-826-7515.

“A Traditional Christmas,” 3 p.m., Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. The Paul Madore Chorale presents concert with Joseph Stella, Ste. Anne Choir & Bell Ringers and tenor Giovanni Formisano. Free admission; donations accepted. 781-592-7284, 978-774-7981 or

An Afternoon of Christmas Delights, 4 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Christmas classics performed by harpists Nancy Unsworth and Jena Boehm, violinist Suzanne Powers, and solo vocalist Erin Cherry. Music will be interwoven between poems: Yeats’ “The Mother of God,” Levertov’s “Annunciation,” Donne’s “Annunciation,” Betjeman’s “Advent 1955,” Kavanagh’s “Advent,” Rossetti’s “Christmas Eve,” Coleridge’s “Salus Mundi,” Donne’s “Nativitie,” Hopkins’ “Moonless darkness stands between,” Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi,” L’Engle’s “A Christmas Poem” and Wilbur’s “A Christmas Hymn.” A tea reception will follow. Free admission.

Holiday Christmas Concert, 5 p.m., Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Features both the Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir, as well as vocal and piano solos. Also, guest soloist Audrey Fernandez Fraser from Boston will perform. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-777-7408.

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