The holiday season was ushered in Sunday afternoon as Amherst churches worked together to create "Singing in the Season."

Suny Monk, board president for Second Stage, said local churches, especially those near Main Street were invited to do a chorale performance for the public however they'd like.

"Our mission is simply to build community," she said.

Some churches performed advent hymns while others performed music meant for Christmas. 

Lynchburg celebrated the start of the Christmas season with a tree lighting ceremony. For photographs, see A2.

Photojournalist at The News & Advance

Reach Taylor at (434) 385-5592 or tirby@newsadvance.com.

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