“Seguendo la Stella Cometa” (Following the Comet) is the theme for 2016. There are no longer just the usual Christmas songs sung by the choir, but, instead, lovely musical choices ranging from Corelli’s “Pastorale” (from Concerto Grosso No. 8, ” for Christmas Eve “) to the” Advent Cantata of the Just “, for soloists, choir, piano and orchestra, composed some years ago by Silvano Pieruccini (see photo), the evening’s real star. More novelties are played by the fourteen-piece orchestra with teachers and students playing together and joined by a large choir: a collaboration of three separate local choirs (S. Felicita of Lucca, St. Cecilia in Marlia and Verciano). The impressive musical ensemble will hold three performances: Sunday, December 11, at 8.45 pm in Marlia (for the celebrations of the church’s reopening); Wednesday, December 14 at 9.00 pm in Lucca in St. Paulinus Church; Saturday, December 17 at 9.00 pm in Capannori Parish Church. Free admission.