SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. 

More than 40 members of the music ministry of St. Bartholomew Parish will perform a blend of familiar carols, contemporary songs, and surprising arrangements accompanied by a chamber orchestra and band.  Songs include "Oh Holy Night," "Gesu Bamino," "When Mary Sang Her Lullaby," "Still, Still, Still,” and much more.  New this year, the audience will be invited to participate during a sing-along portion.  

The concert will take place in the church so the audience can enjoy the beautiful acoustics. Although the concert is free, donations can be given at the door to support the music ministry.  The suggested offering is $10. 

St. Bartholomew's is located at 2032 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains.