The Coshocton Community Choir will perform selections from its "Love's Pure Light" Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown.

The 100-voice adult choir, under the direction of Charles R. Snyder, will perform a mix of sacred and secular choral music utilizing St. Paul's 22 rank pipe organ and grand piano.

The Christmas concert theme, "Love's Pure Light," is a line from the carol "Silent Night."

"Like last year’s 'O Holy Night,' it’s always helpful when we choose a theme that comes from a familiar song that may strike a chord with people," said Snyder. "During the Christmas season, my family, like many others, always looked forward to driving around to look at the Christmas lights.

"There is also something peaceful and renewing about sitting at home and staring at the lights on the Christmas tree. It's a chance to momentarily disconnect from all the negative news and enjoy the small twinkling beacons of light. For many of us, Christmas lights are a reminder of God's pure gift of love that first Christmas by sending his light into the world.

"We think the Community Choir concert will also be a source of light and hope as we begin the Christmas season. The songs we’re rehearsing are filled with messages of light and love, and the narration by the Reverend Richard Hoover will further expand on these ideas," concluded Snyder.

St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 121 South College Street in Newcomerstown. The Church is handicapped accessible. No tickets are necessary for the Dec. 10 concert, but a freewill offering will be accepted to help support the ministry of the Coshocton Community Choir. All are welcome to attend.

Additional information is available by calling the church office (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), 740-498-6682, or Steve Barker, 740-498-7430.

Call the choir office, 740-623-0554; check out the Coshocton Community Choir Facebook page; or visit the website www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org to find out more about the Coshocton Community Choir.