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A St. Andrew Christmas (2 performances: 4 & 7 pm)

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St. Andrew United Methodist Church
5801 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

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A St. Andrew Christmas 10th Annual Event - a sensory celebration of the season! Get your tickets today!

Featuring the music of St. Andrew choirs, a full professional orchestra, Gospel Artist Dr. Cynthia Wilson, and the award-winning Mariachi Rosas Divinas combined with works of art in a compelling concert

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its 10th Annual A St. Andrew Christmas, themed “The Art of Christmas,” on Sunday, December 9, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (two performances) in the sanctuary, at 5801 W. Plano Parkway.  A sensory celebration of the season, this year’s event combines music with visual art in a unique concert experience, including traditional songs of the season and audience singalongs. St. Andrew choirs, from children to adults; a full professional orchestra; renowned Gospel Artist Dr. Cynthia Wilson; and the award-winning Mariachi Rosas Divinas, the only all-female mariachi band in Texas, will perform in conjunction with a visual presentation of fine works of art, selected and presented by Dr. Sabine Feisst, professor of musicology in the School of Music, Arizona State University.

“We all know that Christmas changes from person to person and tradition to tradition and involves decorations, food, music and art – some of which we share in common, other parts unique,” said Taylor Davis, director of music and worship, St. Andrew. “Dr. Feisst will help the audience connect the selection of fine art pieces shown on the screens with the corresponding music they will hear – in essence, bringing the art to life in a unique, multi-cultural and emotional experience of the senses.”

Musical selections will include Randol Bass’s “Fanfare: Joy to the World,” four carol settings by Dr. Stephen Mager, including “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Sing We Now of Christmas” as well as singalongs with the audience and orchestra featuring arrangements by John Rutter.

“This will be a delightful and unique concert, featuring beautiful music in St. Andrew’s extraordinary sanctuary,” added Davis. Don’t miss this special and affordable opportunity to reflect on the true joy and wonder of a season celebrated across the world.”

Tickets range from $10 to $20, depending on seating sections and are available beginning October 29 by calling 469-385-1810, or online at www.astandrewchristmas.org.

 

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St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. St. Andrew is a congregation of people who follow Jesus, live in relationship, serve others, and take risks in faith. Worship includes 4 services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where around 2,000 people gather each weekend. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. Groups gather on campus and throughout the region seven days a week, including small group and Bible studies; a renowned music ministry; service through missions such as The Storehouse of Collin County, providing services to qualifying Collin County residents to help escape the poverty cycle; 4 Corners Global Outreach, reaching remote villages needing medical care; Career Care, a workforce assistance program; and more. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas  75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.