* Annual Christmas Spectacular scheduled
Celebrate the season with the students of the Northview High School Fine Arts Department as they present the school's annual Christmas Spectacular.
The event will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Northview Auditorium.
Heartwarming carols, exciting band arrangements and loads of Christmas memories are just the beginning of an evening certain to capture the holiday spirit.
The event began as a one-night production in 1989 and has grown to a three-night holiday variety show.
Northview's two choirs will showcase holiday melodies and timeless Christmas classics at the event. The Symphonic Choir will perform a setting of Christmas carols carefully woven into a round as well as a joyous Renaissance-like madrigal.
The Knight Singers will share their rendition of the gorgeous holiday tune, "The Christmas Song," written by Mel Torme along with two other original heartfelt melodies.
The women of both choirs will combine to perform a popular Russian melody in which their voices jingle like sleigh bells, while the men combine to perform Irving Berlin's holiday standard, "White Christmas," as performed doo-wop style by The Drifters.
After an opening rendition "Adeste Fidelis," the band and dancers will bring back recent memories as they present a medley of songs and dance scenes of the movie "Polar Express" featuring Northview's own tap-dance troupe.
Another selection from the show will be from 1963, when Andy Williams was the artist for one of the season's most lively tunes, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year."
The percussion section will warm everyone up as they move one of the more traditional holidays carols to the Caribbean with their version of "Holiday Salsa."
Any trip to the city at Christmastime brings everyone face-to-face with stories of Christmas past and this year, the drama students will warm hearts and make all laugh with their stories of jugglers, toys and holiday crafts.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., each evening. Reserved seats are $6 and general admission adult tickets are $4. Student/pre-school seats cost $3.
All proceeds from the event are used to purchase music year round for all the ensembles.
Tickets are available every morning at the high school music department, from 8 a.m.-noon.
Call 448-2661 Ext. 1257 or log on to www.northviewband.org for a mail order form.