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A Lofty Presentation of the True Meaning of the Holidays …”A Celestial Christmas” in Three Performances at Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church

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Fred Randles, Music Minister at First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon is exhilarated about the Christmas production “Celestial Christmas” planned for audiences on December 8, 9 and 10, 2017. There are three performances planned; each will begin at 7 pm and each is free.  According to Fred, a production of this magnitude has not previously been staged east of Dallas.

Between the 80-voice Adult Choir, the Youth Choir, a Children’s Ensemble, the orchestra and dramatic cast, there are over 200 individuals involved in Celestial Christmas.  Music includes traditional carols and holiday songs, brand new music and revised arrangements of timeless favorites. Depicting the good news of the Christmas story is a cast of all ages, directed by Jane Randles.  Be prepared to be surprised and amazed as a trio of flying angels soar eighty feet above the audience along the entire length of the sanctuary, assisted by a professional company employed to provide the special effect. The flying angels have significant roles in the narrative and score and include professional violinist Natalie Randles Brown, 8th District Judge Eddie Northcutt and Mt. Vernon high-schooler Miss Riley Keys. Also, the Mt. Vernon High School Band drum major will act as orchestra conductor.

“Celestial Christmas” is a presentation of the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon, Texas, located a block off the downtown square. Pastor is Pepper Puryear.

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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