Nutcracker heralds start of Christmas concert season

The Nutcracker and A Potpourri of Christmas Favourites with the CSO and Chorus on Dec. 13 with dancers from FV Academy of Dance.

Students from Bernard elementary rehearse carols with Paula DeWit in preparation for their performance during the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra's Christmas concert on Dec. 13.

It’s the perfect way to launch a magical Christmas season of musical favourites in Chilliwack.

The Nutcracker and A Potpourri of Christmas Favourites with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Dec. 13.

The first half is dedicated to Nutcracker Suite with added grace of dancers from the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance to play the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Harlequin doll, and more.

It promises to be a most elegant and visually stunning performance in HUB Intl Theatre inside the Cultural Centre, showcasing the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Ladies’ Show Choir, Belle Voci, and the CSO and Chorus.

Excerpts from the classic Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite, an enchanting tale told with the rich blend of beautiful music and ballet, and has been a much-loved treasure for over 100 years.

Those familiar strains will lead off a terrific lineup of music they have planned for the evening.

“We are excited to work hand in hand with the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance on this performance,” says music director Paula DeWit.

The entire first half of the evening will be dedicated to the Nutcracker Suite.

Following the intermission, the CSO chorus, together with the orchestra will present some of the most beloved carols of Christmastime.

About 20 singers from Bernard elemetary, who DeWit has been coaching, will be taking the stage during the second half to sing with the orchestra and chorus.

“It is a delight to work with these wonderful young people from Bernard, and we can’t wait to give them this experience!” says DeWit.

Also in this second half of the evening, Belle Voci, the CSO’s a capella choral group, are ready to perform Pentatonix’s version of Silent Night.

The Ladies’ Show Choir will entertain the audience with “Walking on the Air” from the well known movie “The Snowman.”

The Nutcracker and A Potpourri of Christmas Favourites with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Cultural Centre on Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25, $15 students, $60 for families.

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