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Celebrate the Christmas Season with Highland Park Presbyterian Church

Published On November 16, 2022

Highland Park Presbyterian Church’s music ministry has contributed to the cultural life of Dallas for 47 years, and will be concluding 2022 with two remarkable Christmas performances by the HP Pres chancel choir, chorale, and orchestra, as well as two solo harp concerts by Dallas native, Alison Read.

The first performance ushers in the Advent season on Friday, December 2 at 7 pm in the HP Pres Sanctuary. This not-to-be-missed concert will feature a collection of familiar Christmas carols, some creatively reimagined, with full orchestra. The evening will also include the regional debut of American composer Terre Johnson’s Magnificat, written for chorus, orchestra, and baritone solo. This musical depiction of the Incarnation is sure to be one of the evening’s highlights.

On Saturday, December 10 at 7 pm in the HP Pres Sanctuary, HP Pres’ music ministry continues its annual tradition of presenting George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This familiar favorite tells the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Performed by the HP Pres chorale and orchestra, and joined by a cast of wonderful soloists from the area, this concert is a tradition beloved by many.

Concluding the 2022 musical line-up are two solo concerts presented by longtime professional harpist, Alison Read. She will perform in HP Pres’ Music Room on Friday, December 16 at 5 pm and 7 pm. Read’s delicate musical nuance provides a meaningful way to experience beloved Christmas music in an intimate church setting. Listeners of all ages will appreciate the venue; children are welcome to come and enjoy the harp’s beauty up close.

Tickets are not required for any of the concerts and seating is open. The Sanctuary seats 900 and the Music Room seats 80. Children of all ages are welcome to all concerts.

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