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A Carol for Christmas !
A Carol for Christmas, Dec. 20-22
Director: Calvin Dyck Show Design: Sylvia Friesen
“A Carol for Christmas”, is Songs Strings & Steps eighth annual community Christmas concert at Central Heights Church featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and special guests.
The talent includes soprano Alison Nystrom, violinist Calvin Dyck, the Pilkey Sisters, three sisters with perfectly matching voices, and Abbotsford’s newest choral sensation iSing along with additional community singers to form a mass choir. There will be excerpts from the Nutcracker performed by graceful dancers from the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Langley Cello Ensemble, and a 50 piece orchestra.
“There will be great entertainment, props and costumes, comedy, drama, poetry, the traditional carols, a sing-along, but with a new and exciting concept - a carol competition!” We received about 30 entries from around North America and had a jury choose the best eight.”
“At each concert the audience gets to vote on their favourite carol and winners will be announced during the final show,” explains Calvin. Finalists include Larry Nickel, Stan Gubiotti and Karen Savage, all from the Fraser Valley! Other finalists include composers from California, Ontario and Illinois.
Four performances: Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m., Friday, December 21, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets available at King’s Music or House of James.
In addition, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra is performing concerts at South Delta Baptist Church in Tsawwassen on Dec. 8th and in Mission at Cedar Valley Mennonite on Dec. 9th.