Experience the joy of Christmas via musical

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  • Friday, 14 Dec 2007

This Christmas, the Calvary Church of Kuala Lumpur will be presenting The Joy of Christmas, a musical spectacular suitable for the entire family at 8pm from Dec 22 to 24 at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free. 

The Joy of Christmas will involve 120 enthusiastic adult choir members, 100 talented actors, 50 vibrant dancers, a lively 50-member children’s choir, musicians and stage managers. 

This 400-strong dramatic musical tells of a workaholic named Bill and his encounter with a stranger, who reveals to Bill the true reason for the Christmas season.  

The audience will be captivated by the dramatic experience, heightened by the beautiful choreography and compelling songs as the two characters take a journey back to the first Christmas. In an emotion-rending conclusion, Bill, confronted with his own hard-heartedness, discovers the joy of Christmas.  

The entire experience will be creatively brought to a poignant moment with an inspiring message by Rev Datuk Prince Guneratnam, the senior pastor of Calvary Church. In addition, the audience will be able to find a fuller meaning in the Christmas celebrations.  

The message, which will be interpreted into Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia simultaneously, will evoke a strong sense of hope and peace. 

According to production advisor Christopher Lee, the musical is an excellent avenue for families to enjoy an entertaining evening together. The tickets to a production of this nature could easily cost a couple of hundred Ringgit for a family of four to attend.  

He said admission to this musical was free of charge as the musical was Calvary Church’s Christmas gift to the city of Kuala Lumpur. 

“In the past, many foreign visitors and locals, who were non-church goers, have found our Christmas programmes interesting and captivating,” Lee said.  

“It also speaks well of the Prime Minister’s call to strengthen efforts to promote peace and solidarity among the different communities. This is one way Malay-sians can better understand and appreciate each other’s faith,” he said.  

“Being the school holidays, we are expecting a very good crowd each night. The public is advised to come early for the best seats!”, said Lee. 

The venue is easily accessible by STAR-LRT. So, gather your family for an unforgettable Christmas experience! 

For details, call the church at 7728 8876 / 7728 2694 for Angela (ext 315) or Yuet Hoh (ext 321) or log on to www.calvary.org.my. 

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