BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – On Saturday, December 16 at 4 p.m., the Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus will present their holiday choral concert, “Christmas Festival” at the First Presbyterian Church, downtown Battle Creek. For more information, call 269-963-1911, ext. 2586 or visit www.YourMusicCenter.org.
This year’s concert includes family classics such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and
traditional pieces including “Dona Nobis Pacem,” an invocation to the Lamb of God to have mercy and to grant peace. Closing the concert will be a finale sing along; a real audience pleaser. Susan Balbaugh, Executive Director of the Music Center, parent organization of the Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus shares, “The Christmas Festival choral concert has been the highlight of the children’s program for years. I am especially looking forward to the sing along and know everyone will enjoy this cheerful concert.”
Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and are available in advance by calling 269-963-1911, ext. 2586 or at the door.
The Music Center, parent organization of the Battle Creek Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus, provides musical listening, learning, and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, The Music Center offers programs including I.M.P.A.C.T.: free after school classes, Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce, Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School, and Michigan’s oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra.
The Battle Creek Symphony, a program of The Music Center, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $5000 sponsorship from Chemical Bank to support “Handel’s Messiah,” this season’s holiday concert.
“We are pleased Chemical Bank has come forward to sponsor this concert. Our ticket sales cover only about half the cost of a concert and we rely on individuals as well as corporate donors like Chemical Bank to keep the concert affordable and available to everyone. In fact, we offer tickets as low as $13 and there’s not a bad seat in the house at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium.” Renee Underwood, South Region Vice President of Chemical Bank and representative of the East Columbia Branch adds, “We are pleased to be sponsoring this concert and support the efforts of the Battle Creek Symphony and The Music Center. We feel strongly the arts are of fundamental importance to the culture of the community.”
For more information about the concert, please call 269-963-1911 ext. 2586 or visit www.YourMusicCenter.org.