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December 13, 2012

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Boston String Quartet plays at Belleville

The Boston String Quartet will return to Newburyport on Sunday with their new seasonal program, “Christmas in Paris.”

The musicians will bring French carols, new stories and multimedia tools as they take the audience through the City of Lights beginning at 2 p.m. Belleville Church is located at 300 High St., Newburyport.

The quartet will explore Paris through music from a mix of hit movies, music from Edith Piaf and traditional French carols. Video images of beloved landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre will accompany the music.

The Boston String Quartet is one of only a few string ensembles that writes all original music and arrangements.

Tickets are $20. Children and teens under age 18 are free to attend.

Christmas Candlelight Service at First Religious

The First Religious Society in Newburyport is holding its 87th annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday at 7:15 p.m.

The traditional carol service will feature music from three choirs, a brass ensemble and the newly restored pipe organ. Treasured tunes of the season will be performed such as “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “The First Noel” and “Angels We Have Heard On High,” along with musical pieces from around the world.

Artist reception at coffee shop Sunday

Amesbury photographer Nannette Poirier will celebrate the unveiling of her art exhibit at Plum Island Coffee Roasters this month with a reception at the Newburyport shop on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Poirer’s photography exhibit includes images she’s captured throughout New England.

Poirer calls travel and photography her two greatest passions, and she loves to meet people from other countries and cultures. Through her photography, she seeks to share her perspective of her journey.

“Photography makes me take a closer look at all the beauty around me and allows me to experience the peace of becoming one with my environment,” she wrote in a press release. “Photography has made me better appreciate my own home. New England has so much beauty everywhere. One doesn’t have to travel far from home to find it. “

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