The Music Ministry of Auburn United Methodist Church will present the 17th annual Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 10th. Christmas Festival at AUMC is the area’s largest Christmas musical presentation featuring the 100+ voice Festival Choir and full professional orchestra. Always the highlight of the season and the largest Christmas musical production of the year at AUMC, this year’s Festival concert will feature the widest range of music repertoire ever. Christmas Festival will remind you why this truly is the most wonderful and joyous time of the year! Christmas Festival day will begin with a dynamic Worship Service of Lessons and Carols at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary with the full choir and orchestra.
At 6:30 PM the choir and orchestra will return for the Christmas Festival Symphonic Pops Concert with it’s most ambitious Christmas performance to date. Concert attendees will delight in hearing all their holiday favorites from the sacred to the Pops with magnificent new arrangements by Mack Wilberg, principal conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir including “Wexford Carol,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Joy to the World.” There is music for every musical taste including Mendelssohn, Handel, and Mozart as wells as favorite Pops like “Sleigh Ride,” “The Twelve ‘Daze’ of Christmas,” and many more. The high energy performance with dazzling lighting effects and scenery make this a great musical treat for all ages. A nursery is provided for young children. Don’t miss this biggest choral/orchestral concert of the entire season. No tickets required. A love offering will be received.
A GIFT OF MUSIC FOR THE COMMUNITY
Sunday, December 17th | 3:00 pm
The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.” GENTRI has performed alongside world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and legendary rock band Journey. Other notable events include performing at the Governor of Utah’s annual gala, as well as performing the national anthem for the Utah Jazz, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies. GENTRI also was recently featured on an EmmyAward-Winning television Christmas special with YouTube sensation Lexi Walker that was broadcast to over 20 million homes. Follow the Gents on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GENTRImusic), and download their music on iTunes/Amazon.
For further information consult the church website at www.aumc.net, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AUMCMusicMinistry/, or contact the church’s Music Department at 826-8800.