The Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir performs in Abbotsford on Dec. 17.

Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs Christmas concert

Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 17 at Bakerview Church in Abbotsford

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir presents their Christmas concert, Peace on Earth – An International Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Bakerview Church (2285 Clearbrook Rd.) under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom.

The choir will be joined by the bass-baritone Chad Louwerse from Ontario.

Vroom first met Louwerse when he spoke at her class at Trinity Western University, and then again when he was adjudicating at Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River in 2014.

“Chad is such a gracious and talented musician,” Vroom said. “I knew then that I wanted him to come out and sing with the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir. I want my singers to know what excellent, quality musicianship looks like.”

The concert features Christmas carols from around the world and audience sing-alongs. Highlights include selections from Handel’s Messiah, Winter Song by Sarah Bareilles, and a choreographed mash-up of a South African freedom song with the ancient hymn, Of the Father’s Love Begotten.

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is an auditioned choir for unchanged voices and features children from across the Fraser Valley.

Tickets for Peace on Earth are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students.

They are available online at pmcc.ca, at the door or at House of James.

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