Symphony Sunday at First Christian continues for the fortieth year

December 14, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated December 13, 2018 | 10:31 pm

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For the fortieth consecutive year, First Christian Church has invited the Owensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra to be a part of its morning worship service on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9 a.m. The service will take place in the sanctuary of First Christian Church at 700 J.R. Miller Blvd.

“First Christian Church is pleased to partner with the Owensboro Symphony to continue our long-standing Symphony Sunday tradition. We welcome the community to join us for this beautiful Christmas worship experience,” said Chris Michael, Senior Minister of First Christian.

The service will open with Holst’s “Jig” from St. Paul’s Suite followed by congregational singing and scripture reading. The First Christian Church Choir, under the direction of Mike Tichenor will join the Symphony’s conductor Troy Quinn and the chamber orchestra in a presentation of “Cradle Hymn” by Kim Andre’ Arnesen. In addition to other hymns, the chamber orchestra will also perform the “Mascagni Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana and conclude the morning worship service with Holst’s “Finale” (The Dargason) from St. Paul’s Suite.

“This continual collaboration has played a significant role in our community’s Christmas celebration over these past thirty-nine years,” said Dan Griffith, CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. ” We look forward to this very special service each year.”

The doors to the Sanctuary will open thirty minutes prior to the service and the community is invited to attend.

December 14, 2018 | 3:00 am

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