Two Classical Concerts taking place near Gastonia this month

December 16, 2011 by  

The concerts taking place near Gastonia this December are proof that the holiday festivities are only just beginning.

Starting on the 14th, the Charlotte Symphony will be performing Hanel’s Messiah at Charlotte’s Belk Theater. With the event scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., the Messiah is a timeless piece that has been moving audiences for centuries. Besides producing the poster printing that’s undoubtedly visible throughout the theater, brochure printers have also most likely been busy making copies of the program for concert-goers. If the Charlotte Symphony’s reputation is anything to go by, this production will be nothing short of excellence.

To those who might not be able to attend the concert on the 14th, Gastonia is holding its own concert during “A Christmas Festival”. The event is being advertised this way:

“The Gaston Symphonic Band with special guests The Gaston Strings, and Gaston Dance and will perform their 2nd annual holiday concert entitled, “A Christmas Festival.” Last year’s premiere performance was celebrated by 1200 patrons. This year, “The Exodus Handbell Choir” from 1st Baptist Church in Mt. Holly will present a prelude beginning at 7:30 p.m. This concert is supported by The Gaston Arts Council and by Southeast Chiropractic…”

This blurb then goes on to explain that the concert is going to be free and acceptable for those of all ages. Although the prelude is supposed to start at 7:30 p.m., the holiday concert is supposed to officially begin at 8:00 p.m. Whether fans of timeless music or looking for a family-friendly event to attend, those residing in Gastonia can have their pick.