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Northview Christmas Spectacular scheduled

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Celebrate the season with students of the Northview High School Fine Arts Department as they present Christmas Spectacular 2012.

Heartwarming carols, exciting band arrangements and loads of Christmas memories are just the beginning of an evening certain to capture the holiday spirit.

The popular extravaganza began as a one-night production in 1989 and has grown to a three-night, sold out, holiday variety show.

The Northview choirs will perform a few holiday favorites, including "Baby It's Cold Outside," and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."

The Symphonic Choir will take audiences back to the 1940s with "Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling," originally performed by the Andrews Sisters.

The Knight Singers will sing a jazzy a cappella version of "Carol of the Bells," and the Knight Shades will present their version of "Zat You Santa Claus," made famous by Louis Armstrong.

Dancers will take the stage throughout the evening bringing to life their versions of the iconic "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," "Radio City Santa," and "Toy Soldier" routines made famous on Broadway.

Musical selections from the band will include Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and the carol "This Christmastide."

The award-winning Northview Percussion ensemble will perform a unique arrangement of "Greensleeves."

The band and choir will perform a special finale, "Christmas Day," originally recorded by Michael W. Smith and Mandisa followed by a full cast rendition of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas."

Northview Christmas Spectacular performances will take place Dec. 13 and Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.

All seats are reserved and cost $6.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 6 and are available every morning from 8 a.m.-noon in the Northview Music Department.

A special holiday dinner with entertainment will be presented prior to the show Saturday, Dec. 15.

The meal, scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m., will include Turkey Manhattan, bread, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad and drinks.

Total cost for the dinner and a reserved seat for the show is $15.

Call 448-2661 Ext. 1257 for more information or log on to www.northviewband.org for a mail-in-order form.

No e-mail or phone orders will be accepted. In addition, there are no refunds or exchanges.

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