Tickets Available for the 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 2017 Festival of Lessons and Carols, to be held on December 15 at Nebraska Christian Schools. This program, entitled “Love Divine,” 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 12th 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.
The festival choir will be comprised of 150 voices and includes students from Nebraska Christian, Central City, High Plains, and Elba, as well as area home schools.
Approximately 40 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 Kearney, Hastings 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 2017 Festival of Lessons and Carols is sponsored in part by Nebraska Christian Schools, Nebraska Arts Council, the Merrick Foundation, and Nebraska Christian Schools Foundation.
Photo Credit: Susanna Poeffel (’99), Creative Images