Phoenix Boys Choir celebrates the holidays with ‘A World of Carols’

 The Phoenix Boys Choir will celebrate the holidays with “A Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday,” a series of concerts presented throughout the Valley Dec. 13, 15, 19, 20 and 21, including an appearance Dec. 21 in Scottsdale.

The Phoenix Boys Choir will ring in the holiday season with a musical celebration of holiday traditions from many cultures in “A World of Carols,” along with excerpts from Baroque composer George Frederic Handel’s “The Messiah” including the traditional Hallelujah Chorus.

The choir’s enactment of the timeless poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” is back, complete with elves, reindeer and a visit from Mr. Claus.

Performances are:

* Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix.

* Monday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City.

* Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St., Mesa.

* Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley.

* Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5:00 p.m. at Chaparral Christian Church, 6451 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.

 Advance tickets are $28/preferred, $23/general admission, $18/seniors, youth (12 &under). All tickets $28 day of the concert.

The choir performs under the direction of Artistic Director Georg Stangelberger and with the accompaniment of Jennifer Hoppe.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixboyschoir.org or call (602) 264-5328 x21.

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