New Gloucester Christmas concert and community pot luck

NEW GLOUCESTER — More than 20 musical, spoken word, and dramatic artists will gather here on Saturday, December 7, to perform during the fourth annual New Gloucester Christmas concert.

A New Gloucester Christmas, 2018

This event, organized to raise money for local fuel assistance, is held each year in the historic, acoustically superb sanctuary of the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester (19 Gloucester Hill Road). The 2019 celebration will begin at 7 p.m. A community pot luck will precede the concert, at 5 pm.

When it debuted in 2016, A New Gloucester Christmas featured artists and bands almost exclusively from New Gloucester itself. Each year, however, the troupe of performers has grown and diversified. This year, the line-up includes guitar virtuoso Jim Gallant, actor Don Libby, singer Sophie Patenaude (who performs under her band name, ‘Meraki’), Pastor and humorist George Wardwell, and assorted members of several area ensembles including Bald Hill, Yellow Sun Wreckers, Pocket Full of Mumbles, The Kennebunk River Band, the St. Gregory’s Church choir, and Three Point Jazz duo.

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