Central Music Ensembles, Ensemble Candlelight Christmas Concerts | Local News

By | November 24, 2022

PELLA – Central School welcomes the general public to ring within the vacation season with live shows and performances, together with the forty eighth Annual Christmas Candlelight Live shows.

Central’s musical ensembles and applications will host seven live shows for the enjoyment of the general public. Tickets can be found at central.universitytickets.com.

The School Group Orchestra will carry out its fall live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 within the Douwstra Auditorium on the Hoekstra Household Stage, performed by John Helmich, Assistant Professor of Music. Free entry.

A night of percussion music might be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 on the Douwstra Auditorium on the Hoekstra Household Stage. The percussion ensemble might be led by music lecturer Stan Dahl. Free entry.

Be a part of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble for an instrumental live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2 on the Douwstra Auditorium on the Hoekstra Household Stage, performed by music instructor Brad Lampe. Free entry.

The Flying Pans Metal Band’s Caribbean Christmas Live performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 on the Douwstra Auditorium on the Hoekstra Household Stage. Dahl will direct the efficiency. Admission is $5 or free with the donation of a brand new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

The a cappella choir and chamber singers will carry out candlelit Christmas live shows underneath the route of Mark Babcock, 1991 Central graduate, music instructor and holder of the Mr. Joan Kuyper Farver Chair of Music. “Peace and Love and Hope Abide” is the theme for this yr’s live performance. This phrase comes from one among Donald Fraser’s “This Christmastide” choices.

“The Christmas season ushers in a season of surprise, magnificence and peace,” says Babcock. “This can be a time once we cherish household, pals, and neighborhood. A time once we actively search peace, generosity, and goodwill for the whole human household. The Central A Cappella Choir Christmas Candlelight Live shows are an age-old custom that brings individuals collectively. Telling the story of Christmas in music warms our hearts and uplifts our sights to obtain the very best presents of Christmas – peace, love and hope for all.”

The primary efficiency will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, positioned at 4114 Allison Ave. in Des Moines. The Pella Candlelight Christmas Live shows will happen at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 on the Douwstra Auditorium on the Hoekstra Household Stage. Grownup tickets are $15; college students as much as 12 and seniors are $12; and free for individuals who current a central ID. To order seats, go to central.universitytickets.com.

A Christmas Candlelight Dinner might be held Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 on the Graham Convention Middle within the Vermeer Banquet Corridor. Dinner might be served at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and the registration deadline is Friday, December 2 at midnight. Grownup tickets are $17, kids ages 5-12 are $8.50, and Middle college students are $9. Youngsters 4 and underneath are free. To order seats, purchase your tickets on-line.