In the Community: Immigration Cantata, Cultural Survival Bazaars, Christmas Cards and Concert

The Immigrant Experience Cantata

Sunday, December 10, 10:30am, Winchester Unitarian Society

On Sunday, December 10th, during the 10:30 a.m. service at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main St., the combined choirs of the Winchester Unitarian Society and the Arlington Street Church in Boston will perform The Immigrant Experience, a new work by WUS Music Director John Kramer. This timely piece reflects the issues surrounding immigration, and features texts by the Founding Fathers and others that established the United States as a welcoming place — a place, in the words of George Washington, “open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions.” The cantata is composed in seven movements for choir, soloists, violin, clarinet, cello, and piano.  For more information: 781-729-0949.

Christmas Concert, Master Singers of Lexington
Sunday December 10, 4pm, Follen Sanctuary

Ben Soule’s “A Life in Christmas Cards”

Through January 15, Munroe Center for the Arts


Munroe Center for the Arts is pleased to present “A Life in Christmas Cards,” an exhibit of the hand-designed and painted Christmas and seasonal cards produced by Ben Soule (spouse of Interim DRE Deb Weiner and one of our NOLA trip chaperones in 2017).  The exhibit is on display in the Munroe Art Gallery (main floor) at 1403 Mass. Avenue in Lexington through January 15th;  join Deb and Ben for an opening reception or the exhibit on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Gallery.

Cultural Survival Bazaars

December 9-10, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

December 15-17, Prudential Center

This season, find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at Greater Boston’s international Indigenous craft market. This “trip around the world’s Bazaars” features winter woolens; jewelry; scarves; handblown glass; natural fiber baskets + textiles; vibrant paintings; pottery; sculpture; + more from over 60 Indigenous cultures. Meet the artists, exchange stories, and bring home unforgettable gifts and memories. Contact:

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Live music!
We also welcome volunteers, so if anyone is interested in spending some more time with us and the artists, signups are at