On Sunday morning, December 18, the First Parish Sanctuary Choir, directed by Rip Jackson, will present a special Music Sunday celebrating the winter solstice at the 10:30 AM service. Through beautiful music and the poetry, the powerful transformation from darkness to light will be uplifted. Artist and soprano sax player Katie Runde and contrabassist Ben Green will be the guest instrumentalists. Together with Rip Jackson, they will play some of the music from the Paul Winter Consort that can be heard at St. John the Divine in New York City during the Winter Solstice Concerts there each December, including the rousing piece “Dancing Day.” The sanctuary choir will also sing deep and mystical settings of solstice poetry and other seasonal music. For more information call the church at 781-862-8200 or visit www.fplex.org.