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THE VALLEY DISPATCH , Applause and laughter frequently break out during the New Greeley Singers’ rehearsals for the upcoming Christmas concert. This reflects the enthusiasm of the choral group, whose members come from Pelham, Dracut, Salem, Lowell and Methuen.

Under the skillful direction of Peter Bedrosian and accompanied by Jeanne Bedrosian, the ensemble is preparing music for the Dec. 4 concert. Student pianists Danielle and Stephanie Winn are featured in the program.

This event will be at The First Congregational Church in Pelham, at the corner of Main Street and Route 111A, at 2:30 p.m. It is an inspiring welcome to the joyous Christmas season for those who are fatigued by the more commercial aspects.

Tickets are $5, while children under 10 years are admitted free. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the concert.