Fred and Jane Randles of the Music Ministry at Mt. Vernon’s First Baptist Church have a shared love for singing and the performance of music. For the Christmas season 2017, under their direction the choirs, Youth departments and Children’s Ensemble of the church will be joined by a 6-piece orchestra to present a musical spectacular, “Celestial Christmas”. There will be three nightly performances featuring a cast of over 200 in biblical scenes portraying the Good News of Jesus’ birth, and featuring flying actors portraying angels from on high. Violinist Natalie Randles Brown, 8th District Judge Eddie Northcutt and Miss Rylee Keys, a point guard for MVHS basketball team play the visiting angels, suspended 35 feet up in the ceiling of the sanctuary.
The combination of the music, lights, special effects and joyful message will be sure to remind you of the reason for the season. Cost is free to attend at 7pm on Friday December 8, Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10. The church is located at 319 Kaufman Street just off the Mt. Vernon downtown square.
Below are some photos from dress rehearsal night.