Asbury to host Christmas in North Bossier this weekend

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Asbury Chancel Choir and guests from Centenary College Choir, Prisma Vocal Ensemble, and St. Luke’s UMC and others present Christmas in North Bossier, “Christmas Through the Years” a musical experience to begin your Christmas season at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Asbury United Methodist Church’s sanctuary.

“Music is one of God’s greatest gifts,” Asbury’s Lead Pastor, Rev Matt Rawle, added. “I am thankful that we are able to offer this Christmas gift to the community, and I pray Christmas in North Bossier will feed those hungry for joy, peace, and beauty this holiday season. You won’t want to miss this free opportunity to receive the freely offered grace of God in song.”

Christmas in North Bossier will feature orchestral musicians accompanying a choir comprised of members from Asbury UMC, the Asbury Children’s choir, St. Luke’s UMC, selected students form the Centenary College Choir, and the semi-professional Prisma Vocal Ensemble. They will be Preforming six Christmas Carol’s arranged by Mack Wilberg, The Grinch Medley arranged by Andy Beck, Gloria with Lux Venit from Agnus Dei by Mark Hayes, and some other arrangements of Christmas songs ranging from songs that Pentatonix preform to more classical arrangements of traditional carols. Included in this evening are stories of some of the traditions of Christmas as well as a special focus on how we look at Christmas over time.

Admission is free but come early to get a great seat. Also starting at 6:20 p.m. there will be a special guest preforming songs in the Lobby, you wont want to miss out on seeing this very special guest musician coming all the way from Virginia.

“It is such a blessing to get to work with all of these wonderful and dedicated musicians, both in the choirs and in the orchestra,” said Asbury’s Director if Music and conductor of the event, Kyle Denton. “There is truly no better way to start your Christmas season that with this unique event with brings together some of the highest quality music Shreveport/Bossier can offer. The selections of music this year are from a wide range of styles and composers, and are known to be preformed by many different groups such as Pentatonix and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Bring your kids to experience this music in a fun and relaxed environment and be sure to stop in the lobby afterwards for a cookie reception.”