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Abbotsford Christmas Concerts Ring In the 2016 Holiday Season

November 25th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Abbotsford Christmas Concerts 2016Two upcoming Abbotsford Christmas concerts are set to ring in the 2016 holiday season! Handel’s “Messiah” on December 10th and Songs, Strings & Steps “Christmas Stories” on December 20th!

There are a few key things that signal the arrival of holidays: Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and Christmas music. You can do without snow and many of the other trappings but it just isn’t Christmas without the trees, lights, and music.

To that end, there are couple of upcoming concerts in Abbotsford that fans of the holidays (or just sterling performances) will not want to miss.

Handel’s “Messiah”
7pm, December 10th, 2016

Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church
2884 Abb Mission Hwy, Abbotsford, BC

Handel’s Messiah, a timeless piece of stirring beauty, was originally composed for Easter but has gained prominence at Christmas time. The piece has been described as “a meditation of our Lord as Messiah in Christian thought and belief”.

This performance combines the Valley Festival Singers and the Pacific Spirit Choir to form a chorus of 120 singers, directed by Calvin Dyck. Soloists are Soprano Jane Long, Mezzo-Soprano Christina Kent, Tenor Josh Lovell and Bass-Baritone Chad Louwerse.
Doors open at 6pm and seating is open.

Songs, Strings & Steps – “Christmas Stories”
2pm and 7pm, December 20th, 2016

Central Heights Church
1661 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Songs, Strings & Steps – “Christmas Stories” is a heartwarming production featuring all your favorite Christmas carols and stories. The show revolves around the book “Carpenter’s Gift” by David Rubel. Calvin Dyck and Sylvia Friesen are responsible for the production.

The concert combines the talents of the British Columbia Boys Choir, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Sound Wave hand bell choir, and the Jubilate Clarinet Ensemble. “Christmas Stories” is a full-scale production, complete with costumes, lights, and backdrops.

Abbotsford Christmas Concerts

Tickets for Handel’s Messiah are available online, here.

Christmas Stories tickets are also available online. The 2pm show here and the 7pm show here.

Abbotsford Christmas Concerts Lodging
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