Father William Blanda, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Abbeville, has announced that the date of their annual Christmas concert will be Friday, December 20 at 7:00 P.M.
This concert features the Voices of St. Mary Magdalen Adult Choir, directed by Tommy Guidry, and the St. Mary Magdalen Children's Choir, directed by Jennifer Melançon. Organ preludes by student organists will begin at 6:40.
There will be a wide variety of Advent and Christmas music including excerpts from Handel's Messiah, traditional carols, custom arrangements, and other sacred anthems. The choirs will be accompanied by the St. Mary Magdalen pipe organ and a chamber orchestra.
This evening of sacred music is free and open to the public. "Love offerings" will be accepted during the concert from those who wish to support this performance and the church music program at St. Mary Magdalen. A reception will follow in the parish hall.