The Ambrose School Presents THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

The Ambrose School Presents THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

The Ambrose School presents 'The Gift of Christmas' at The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts on December 20th.

For the fourth year in a row, The Ambrose School's combined music groups, encompassing all K - 6 students along with the upper school choirs and orchestra, has received a generous grant from the Morrison Foundation and will present their traditional Christmas concert at the famed Morrison Center for the Performing Arts on December 20th. The Ambrose School is a K - 12 classical Christian school from Meridian. They will be presenting a traditional Christmas concert featuring all K - 6 students along with the upper school choirs, orchestra, and special guests. The concert is known for its traditional sounds of Christmas from the middle ages through the early 20th century. Orchestra, organ, children and youth voices create a beautiful evening of Christmas joy. This year's theme is 'The Gift of Christmas' reflecting the gift given to all mankind through the birth of Jesus. Special groups performing include Cantavi (4th- 6th honors choir), Gaudeo (9th- 12th honors choir), violin and vocal soloists and guest professional string quartet. A full orchestra and all K - 6 students will also perform.

The concert will open with the old carol "Masters in this Hall" featuring tenor Nathan Phipps ('19), all singers, full orchestra, the Syringa String Quartet, our guest professional string quartet, and organ. The second piece, also featuring all combined musical resources, will be "O Little Town of Bethlehem," set in a traditional arrangement. Violinist Kelly Makela ('19) will be featured with a small ensemble playing "Fantasy on an English Folk Song (What Child Is this?)", Gaudeo will present "Caroling, Caroling" and we will conclude with the massed ensemble performing "Hallelujah" from Handel's Messiah. The public is invited to celebrate the birth of the Savior on December 20th beginning at 7:00 pm to enjoy this beautiful and stirring musical presentation featuring centuries of song performed by Ambrose students through choir, chimes, and a full orchestra. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.morrisoncenter.com/

Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center's 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol's picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a Cultural Ambassador for the City of Boise and a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the generous support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc.

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