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David Johnson Chorus to present Christmas concert

David Johnson Chorus to present Christmas concert

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00 pm

The David Johnson Chorus will present its 14th annual celebration of the Christmas season with another magic-filled concert in “Come Celebrate Christmas.”  
It has become the tradition of many families in the area to assemble the entire family and attend this musical treat. As one regular attendee said, “It’s just not Christmas yet until I hear the David Johnson Chorus’s Christmas show.”
As is always the case at a DJC concert, the music will be a mix of familiar seasonal favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” But there will also some of the newer pop songs presented, like “Last Christmas” by George Michael and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” The trade mark a cappella singing of DJC will also be highlighted with the haunting “O Magnum Mysterium,” the powerful Moses Hogan arrangement of “Glory, glory, glory to the Newborn King,” and the sublime William Dawson arrangement of “Mary Had a Baby.”
In addition to the great music there will be added surprises that are sure to delight young and old alike.
These are the first shows DJC has presented since returning from a successful venture at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, where they were awarded three Silver Diplomas.
Join the chorus in Dresden for its annual presentation of “Come Celebrate Chrismas”  Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Dresden Elementary School on Highway 22. No advance tickets will be sold. Adult tickets will be $10 at the door. Children and students will be admitted free of charge. A reception will follow.
Also on the schedule this holiday season are the following shows:
• Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, with children and student free admission.
• University Church of Christ in Murray, Ky., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• Newbern First United Methodist Church, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• Meridian Baptist Church in Knoxville, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• The Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Dec. 31 from 5:30-11 p.m.

Published in The Messenger 11.16.12

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