An inspiring Christmas show for Sacramento area residents

I got this from a friend, and pass it on to those of you in the Sacramento area.  It sounds wonderful:

From: Cristo Rey High School & The Concerts of All Hallows

Re: “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

To: All Parishes of the Diocese

Cristo Rey High School and the Concerts of All Hallows invite you to performances of

“Amahl and the Night Visitors”
on Dec 15 at 10 am, 11:30 and 1 pm, and December 16, at 7 pm and 8:30 pm, part of

All Hallows’ and Cristo Rey’s “Christmas Concert Weekend.”

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be presented by The All Hallows Concert Orchestra, a collaboration of university, community and parish artists, under the direction of Pete Nowlen (Associate Professor, UCD and CSUS), and Cristo Rey High School. Performances are on Friday, December 15 at 10 am, 11 and 1 pm ($5 student and $15 general), and Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 7 pm and 8:30 pm ($15 general and $50 preferred). Tickets are available at All Hallows, Cristo Rey High School, Easter’s Catholic Books, The Catholic Store, and on the web at www.ticketweb.com (venue All Hallows; courtesy fee applies). The All Hallows Concerts are now in their fourth year, and the sole purpose of the Concerts is to bring musical excellence to the region. This will also mark the debut performances of students from the Diocese’s newest high school: Cristo Rey High School, located on the St. Peter campus of All Hallows – St. Peter Parish. All performances take place at All Hallows Church.

The All Hallows Concert Orchestra presents “Amahl” with full theatrical staging and lighting. Composed by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1952, it is now part of the Christmas cultural landscape. Amahl” tells the heartwarming story of an impoverished young boy who experiences a miracle due to his generosity to the Three Wise Men as they travel to Bethlehem seeking the Newborn King. An Audience sing-along of Adeste Fidelis will immediately follow the main performance, with verses sung in Latin, English and Spanish, accompanied by the full orchestra and Amahl cast. Program length is just over one hour, and there will no intermission. The Concerts are highly organized and artistically excellent. Groups have the option of “buying a pew” for the performance: seating for 8 people at a total price of $120 for all.

For more information, including to claim your two complimentary tickets, please contact Cristo Rey Board Member and All Hallows Concerts Chair Chris Bakes: 916 456 7206.

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