Tickets on Sale for Festival of Lessons & Carols
The Festival of Lessons and Carols is returning to Nebraska Christian Schools in Central City. Local students and musicians will participate in the 2016 Festival of Lessons and Carols, to be held on December 16 at Nebraska Christian Schools. This program, entitled “Joy, Peace and Hope,” will be presented in the school’s gymnasium.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and courtesy valet parking will be available. The program will begin at 6:15.
The Festival, now in its 11th year at Nebraska Christian, will once again be directed by international conductor Maestro Eric Dale Knapp of New York City.
Linda Sweetman-Waters, a piano soloist, organist, chamber musician, and accompanist, is also returning to perform as part of the concert, and her husband, Don Waters, will again be the reader.
Guest soloists include Megan Knapp of New York City and Jeanette Benson of Grand Island.
The festival choir will be comprised of 150 voices and includes students from Nebraska Christian, Central City, and High Plains, as well as area home schools.
Approximately 45 elementary students will be in the Children’s Choir, which will be directed by Mike Flynn, Nebraska Christian music director.
The 40-piece orchestra will include musicians from Hastings College and the surrounding area.
Choir members will participate in an all-day choral workshop with Maestro Knapp prior to the evening performance.
Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased by calling the school office at 308-946-3836 or stopping in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The 2016 Festival of Lessons and Carols is sponsored in part by Nebraska Christian Schools, the Merrick Foundation, and the Nebraska Christian Schools Foundation.