First, “An Advent Afternoon of Christmas Music” will take place at 2 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church at 439 Park Avenue in Auburn. There is no admission fee to the concert at the Park Avenue church. A free-will offering will support the church’s local mission projects.
Then, “Holiday in Lights” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco Center in Lewiston.
Thomas, a local pianist/singer/songwriter who is the Center’s executive director and directs and performs at Community Little Theatre, will present several seasonal favorites, including some of his own compositions and arrangements, including “Light A Candle for Peace.”
The event features several other local artists including: Erin Menzer, Maine’s Got Talent winner; soprano, Kristen J. Thomas; Maddy Leslie, who has performed in many Community Little Theatre’s productions; her sister, Mia- Angelina Leslie; Tiffany Warren, who was “Dorothy” in CLT’s “The Wiz”; Nakesha (Kay) Warren, her sister, who starred in CLT’s productions of “Hairspray” and “Nunsense,” and directs shows at CLT.
Also performing are popular local singers Carl Steidel and Caroline Young Coffin; trumpeter, Jody Steidel; violinist, Ryan Spooner; bassist, Jeff Munson; guitarists, Neil James and Paul Kinney; organist, Jon Whitmore; pianist, Stephen Saxon; drummer, Jeff Mayerson; and vocalists, Hayden and Elias Thomas.
Both venues are handicap accessible. Tickets are $15 each for reserved seating at the Franco Center. Purchase tickets at 46 Cedar St., www.francocenter.org or 207-689-2000. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m.