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Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and Our Savior Community Choir to present free-admission "Holiday Season" concert on Sunday, December 3rd

Nov 21, 2017 08:59AM

The Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and Our Savior Lutheran Church Community Choir, under the direction of Jason Palmer and Joni Shaw, open the holiday season with a free-admission concert on Sunday Afternoon, December 3rd, at 3pm to be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 420 West Downer Place in Aurora. The centerpiece of the concert will be the performance of Joseph Martin’s Christmas cantata, Tapestry of Light, with narration and music that “illuminates” the Christmas story in the broader context of prophecy, nativity, hope, and salvation, (much like Handel did in his oratorio, Messiah). The work is filled with tuneful English folksongs & lively Celtic rhythms, insightful narrations, and sparkling orchestration.

The second part of the concert adds audience participation into the mix in a sing-along with the orchestra and choir performing several well-known traditional Christmas carols. Turning to a more secular spirit of the season, the orchestra will conclude by sending the audience out with a rousing rendering of Leroy Anderson’s popular Sleigh Ride, hopefully not predicting the weather for the trip home.

Again admission to the concert is free, although an appeal is made for free-will, tax-deductible donations to help with partially defraying concert expenses and keeping our free-admission concert policy viable. Parking is available behind the Our Savior church, with access on Garfield Avenue. For further information, call: OSLC (630) 897-5936 or FVAMP (708) 579-2878

This concert is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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