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Antelope Valley Christmas Creche Art & Music Festival

Fri-Sun
06 - 08 December 2019

Contact Phone
(661) 946-4675

Location
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 44330 27th Street East, Lancaster, CA 93535

Time
Friday Noon - 9:00 PM;
Saturday 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM;
Sunday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM (subject to change)

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Antelope Valley Christmas Creche Art & Music Festival

26th Annual Antelope Valley Christmas Crèche Art and Music Festival

For over 25 years the Crèche Festival has shared this gift of Christmas, art, and music with the Antelope Valley community.

Declared “the best collection of performers at one location in the Antelope Valley” by the AV Press

The Antelope Valley Christmas Crèche Art and Music Festival is a FREE annual community event which brings together hundreds of local musicians and other performers to present live Christ-themed Christmas music, dance in Praise of the Savior, and tell the story of the First Christmas as individuals, small ensembles, and large choirs while surrounded by a dazzling display of Nativities from around the world. Over the years, the amazing Friday night High School Choir Festival and the rousing Sunday Messiah Sing-along have become traditions for many Valley residents, and that tradition continues in the 26th year. Family visits to our Children’s Room to make a craft, work puzzles, read Christmas stories, and dress for a living Nativity of their own have delighted many children and their parents over the last quarter-century, and we think they won’t be disappointed this year!

2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

(subject to change)!

Friday Dec. 6*
*Additional performers for this date will be added as they are scheduled
12:00 Gillian Ray Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals, Storytelling
12:15 Adrienne Sherwood & Karen Becker Violin, Harp & Mandolin
12:30 High Desert Ukulele Club Mike Lemos Dir.
12:45 Nancy Beazel Organist
1:55 Sweet Strings: Sue McGarraugh, Gillian Ray, Melinda Kreimendahl, Rosemary Bosma Dulcimer Ensemble W/Vocals
2:10 Lisa Pittmon and Donna Sweikow Vocal Duet
2:40 Chris Hughson Pianist
3:05 Donna O Studios Vocalists
3:35 Joan Enguita Willingham Vocalist
4:50 Joni Swindelhurst and Nellie Morgan Vocal and Piano
5:00 High school choir warm-up
6:00 High school combined choir rehearsal
7:00 High School Choral Festival


Saturday Dec. 7*
*Additional performers for this date will be added as they are scheduled
11:30 Linda Bowling Family and Friends Choir
12:00 Samantha Perez and Vern Beazel Violin and Harmonica
12:15 Lancaster Community Orchestra Hugh Neely Dir.
1:20 Peter Neipp Vocalist
1:30 Oliver Hand Bell Choir Mary Zimmerman Dir.
2:00 Lancaster United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Ralph Williams Dir.
2:20 Belle Voci Dorate Women’s Choir Heather KinKennon Dir.
2:40 Kaydance Danselle Harp and Piano
3:05 West Coast Classical Flute Choir Jeff Kaser Dir.
3:30 Sacred Heart Children’s Choir and Bells Rose Mejia Dir.
4:00 Kathryne Reed Harpist
4:35 Donna O Studios Vocalists
5:00 Sacred Heart Choir Rose Mejia Dir.
5:30 Antelope Valley Children’s Choir Christine Sullivan Dir.
6:00 Debra Reddish Pianist
6:30 Andrea, Jonathan and Elizabeth Over Pianists
7:00 Mike and Debbie Larsen and Family Vocal and Instrumental
7:25 Sarah Larson Pianist
7:30 Joyous Praise Ministries, Dancers: Cami Harper, Bobbi Keay, Melissa Sabadin, Makenna Betzer, Aiden Betzer; Vocalists: Travis Melrose, Aaron Foley, Alice and DaJuan Cowen; Musicians: Sarah Larson and Samantha Perez; Directors: Bobbi Keay & Travis Melrose
7:50 John Crocker and Friends Vocal Group


Sunday Dec. 8*
*Additional performers for this date will be added as they are scheduled
2:35 Darby Eccles and Family Vocal and Instrumental
2:45 Devotion in Motion – Island Style Lia Kamminga Dir.
3:00 Sunday Night Singers Mike McCullough Dir.
3:30 Myrna Councilman & Linda Fitzpatrick with Samantha Perez on violin Vocals, Piano, Violin
3:45 Sandy Martin and Friends Vocal, Piano, Violin Ensemble
4:00 Michael Leon Pianist
4:30 Gary Hatch and Barry Burkey Vocal and Piano
4:30 Gillian Ray English Storyteller in the Children’s Room
4:45 Noel Barney Vocal and Piano
5:00 Messiah Sing-along Dr. David Newby Dir.
6:05 Lona Bentley and Friends Violin, Piano, Vocals
7:00 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Annual Christmas Devotional Rebroadcast


This year the Christmas Crèche Art and Music Festival will be held on the following dates and times (times are subject to change):
Fri., December 6, 2019 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat., December 7, 2019 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun., December 8, 2019 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free to the Public.

This year the Children’s Room will only be open on the following dates and times (times are subject to change):
Sat., December 7, 2019 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun., December 8, 2019 2:15 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: 44330 27th Street East Lancaster, CA 93535
(Corner of 27th Street East and Avenue J inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

GETTING THERE: Easily accessible via private vehicle (click below for map.) Public transportation is available through the Antelope Valley Transportation Authority, Bus Route #11.

Hosted by the Antelope Valley congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Need more information? Visit our website, avcreche.org, our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/avcreche, or email us at avcreche@yahoo.com. Volunteer inquiries welcome!

Promotional Video (also below)
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