Quoddy Voices, a community chorus formed in 2014, will present concerts on Friday, December 8 at 7 pm, and Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm, at the Eastport Arts Center. The group’s program is titled “A Light in the Darkness,” and it will feature the first performance of director John Newell’s recent work “Children of the Light.” The work is a nine movement cantata for chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, and piano for four hands, which “celebrates the light universal and the unity and dignity of all beings,” according to Newell. Texts are drawn from Genesis 1, Isaiah 60, Psalm 36, a prayer by the mystic St. Catherine of Siena and a Buddhist mantra. Several of the movements use texts written by the composer. Featured soloists in the work are Jenie Smith, soprano and Peter Frewen, baritone. The group’s accompanist Lee Downing will be joined by Gregory Biss on the four-hand piano part.