The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will hold the fourth annual Community Christmas Concert, sponsored by the Jackson County Library and the Jackson County Arts Council, at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 18.
An open house will begin at 5 p.m. hosted by the Jackson County Genealogical Society, the Jackson County Historical Association and the Jackson County Arts Council.
The musical celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with caroling on the library steps, led by Gayle Woody. The group "Brassoon," will play Christmas music from the balcony. These members of the orchestra are Jonathan Bentley, trumpet, Jai Kumar, flugelhorn, and Sabrina Kumar, bassoon. The Civic Orchestra concert, conducted by Dr. Bradley Martin and accompanied by Dr. Andrew Adams, will begin at 7 p.m. with a baroque Christmas Concerto by G. M. Schiassi, Ode to Joy by Beethoven, and seasonal favorites.