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Christmas celebration returns, community members still needed for choir

Posted November 19, 2013 by Georgia's Rome in News

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GRCVB Contact:
Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator


Christmas celebration returns, community members still needed for choir

ROME, GA. — Voices from across the region are invited to participate in the fourth biennial Christmas Candlelight Concert at the Forum in historic Downtown Rome. This free concert will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., and is sponsored by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles (R.O.M.E.) and the Forum.

The concert will feature an en mass choir comprised of community, school, church groups and individuals accompanied by a large orchestra led by Sam Baltzer. Doug Walker of the Rome News-Tribune will present the traditional Christmas story from the book of Luke and WRGA’s Nelle Reagan will read One Solitary Life. The program will also feature several soloists.

The concert in 2011 drew a crowd of approximately 2,500 people from around Northwest Georgia.

All choirs and individuals from high school age and up are invited to participate in this non-denominational community event.  Traditional Christmas music is sung in response to the reading of the birth of Jesus.

Choir members are asked to wear a solid bright-colored turtleneck and black slacks/skirts.

To be a part of the event, participants are asked to sign-up by calling the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center at 706.295.5576 or emailing The deadline to sign-up is Monday, Nov. 25 by 5:00 p.m.

A dress rehearsal will be held at the Forum on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706.295.5576.


The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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About the Author

Kristi Kent is the Director of Communications for the Georgia's Rome Office of Tourism. She loves Rome because it is a small town that has it all - culture, heritage, beauty and Southern Hospitality! Kristi enjoys spending her free time in Rome's outdoors and she also loves to paint! Her dog Annie, is the unofficial "Paws Permitted" mascot because Rome welcomes all visitors - including the furry ones! Stop by the office and say "Hi" to both Kristi and Annie!

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