For the 46th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year's series will feature 6 concerts in Lansing, Flint, Sterling Heights, Dearborn, Lexington County and Toldedo.

It's called "CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG," featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.

"CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG" mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

Produced and directed by internationally recognized musical creator, Thurlow Spurr and his wife Kathey, the concert includes the artistic musical talents of Rick Everitt, The Divas, The CMI Orchestra, The Brotherhood, The Thurlow Spurr Singers, Miss Kathey's Academy for the Performing Arts -The CMI KIDZ, GIRLZ AND BOYZ as well as other soloists and musicians from the area.

Asked to describe this year's presentation, Mr. Spurr said, "It's a musical explosion of sight and sound. Each year some surprises are added that will thrill the audience. We chose "CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG" to celebrate the Christ of Christmas at a time when it is becoming "politically correct" to leave Him out. We invite our faithful concert patrons to come back and bring their friends. It's a 'must' for those who love the Christmas season! Many areas sold out early last year, so get your tickets now."