On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Coles County Barbershop Chorus will present their annual Christmas Benefit Concert … a fund raiser for area food pantry and homeless shelter programs.
The 30 man chorus with four local quartets will present this FREE, one hour concert, performing secular and scared songs. Each year the effort raises nearly $5,000. In addition, Terry Stevenson, outstanding guitarist from Effingham will participate as well as pianists Philip Martin (Sullivan) and Marge Woodall (Charleston). There will be a 3 PM performance at Wesley United Methodist Church (1804 S. 4th St. in Charleston) and a 7 PM performance at the First Presbyterian Church (10 Charleston Ave in Mattoon...just west of Big Lots) There is adequate parking and the buildings are wheelchair accessible.