Take time to enjoy the season at this 6th annual event features two performances of Christmas classics performed by
200 singers, bells, and professional orchestra
Put the true spirit in your holiday season with “A St. Andrew Christmas,” Sunday December 14, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093 (corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista).
This annual musical extravaganza will include traditional and contemporary holiday favorites from “Jingle Bells,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “The Nutcracker” to majestic settings of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” featuring 200 singers, soloist Jodi Wright, bells, a 45-member professional orchestra, a magnificent pipe organ, and the ever-popular carol sing.
In between performances, from 5:45-6:45, there will be an outdoor Live Nativity complete with animals, shepherds, wise men, and the holy family. The Nativity presentation will be located on the west side of the church.
“We are thrilled to offer two performances and invite the community to share in this wonderful celebration of the season with us,” said Chris Crook, Minister of Music and Worship, St. Andrew UMC. “If you are looking for one musical Christmas event for all ages that contains the classic favorites delivered at the highest quality by fine singers and professional orchestra, look no further. In addition to the concert, we are excited to offer families a Live Nativity presentation this year between performances.”
Tickets range from $8 to $18, depending on seating sections and are available beginning November 1 by calling 469-385-1810, or online at www.astandrewchristmas.org.
“This is your family’s affordable, one-stop Christmas musical treat,” added Crook. “Join 2,000 others for what has become one of the area’s most popular December events. You will not be disappointed!”
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church is a vibrant, growing, intergenerational church. Begun in 1986, St. Andrew is located on a 21.214 acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista and includes a sanctuary, education, music and nursery wing, completed in 2003. Nearly 2,000 come together every weekend through six different worship services: Saturday Night Alive!-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Early Service-8:00 a.m.; Teaching Service-9:30 a.m.; and Traditional Service-11:00 a.m.; The Well contemporary worship at 9:09 a.m. and 10:39 a.m. St. Andrew is an outward-focused church striving to lift the world around us toward God and provides a number of local and global mission opportunities including the Seven Loaves Community Center, which provides a myriad of services to qualifying residents of all Collin County zip codes directed at improving lives and breaking the poverty cycle. A number of caring ministries are in place to support members in all phases of life from support groups to career care in addition to ministries focused on each age group. Additional ministries include a strong music program with choirs, instrumental groups, as well as the Academy of Music, offering private lessons. St. Andrew provides each individual with opportunities to connect to the community and contribute their unique gifts to the congregation's spirit. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093. Additional information can be found at www.standrewumc.org