2023-12-13 Mountainside Community Church Holiday Benefit Concert

The first of two holiday benefit concerts is complete - a very successful performance by the Maine Pops Concert Band at Mountainside Community Church in Falmouth, Maine.

A very large audience jammed the pews inside the church sanctuary to hear the Maine Pops perform the following holiday compositions:

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
A Fireside Christmas
Bashana Haba 'ah
Brazilian Sleigh Bells
Lux Aurumque
Sleigh Ride
Gesu Bambino
Still, Still, Still
Christmas Music for Winds
Hallelujah Chorus

In addition, Mountainside pastor Mac Ray announced that the audience raised nearly $1000 to support the Falmouth Food Pantry - a donation matched by Mountainside for a $2000 total donation.

The band will have their final holiday concert of 2023 on Wednesday, December 20, at St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland, beginning at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, the band's flute choir will perform ensemble work around 6:45 p.m.

(Photos by Steve Barrett)