Choir Performs Annual Christmas Concert at Orlando Basilica

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The Choir and Orchestra of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, will present their annual holiday concert entitled “Christmas with the Basilica Choir” on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm, as part of the Basilica’s 2012-2013 Concert Series.

shrine-Basilica-choirThe Choir and Orchestra of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, will present their annual holiday concert entitled “Christmas with the Basilica Choir” on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm, as part of the Basilica’s 2012-2013 Concert Series.

At this popular annual event, the Basilica Choir will present a wide variety of sacred and secular Advent and Christmas music, including music of composers Rutter, Praetorius, Holst and Vaughan Williams.  An audience sing-a-long of Christmas carols will round out the evening.

The Basilica Choir was founded to minister to the many tourists and visitors to the central Florida area, and to provide sacred music at weekend Masses.  The singers in the choir are all professional musicians in the Orlando area and are under the direction of Dr. William Picher.

Before the concert, the Basilica Gift Shop will offer its Annual Holiday Open House.  Gift store discounts, refreshments, hor d’oeuvres and door prizes will add to the festive event.  There is no charge for attending the Open House which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Admission charge for the concert is $10 for adults, under 12 are free.  Group rates are available in advance by calling 407-239-6600 x317.  Tickets are available in advance at the Basilica Gift Shop or by calling 407-239-6600.  They will also be available at the door.  The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is located at 8300 Vineland Avenue in Orlando, near the Lake Buena Vista of I-4 (exit #68).  There is ample free parking.

For more information, call the Basilica Music Department at (407) 239-6600 x317, or email music@maryqueenoftheuniverse.org