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November 20, 2013



The program, under the direction of Christopher Walter, will feature the Phillips Academy Community Chorus and the Academy Chamber Players made up of students, faculty and staff of the academy, along with musicians from the Merrimack Valley, Boston and North Shore areas. This year special guests as soloists are Barbara Kilduff-O’Farrell, soprano, Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano, Eric Christopher Perry, tenor and Donald Wilkinson, baritone.

General admission is $5. Senior citizens and students may be admitted with a donation of nonperishable or canned food. The concert will be held in Cochran Chapel on the school campus, 180 Main St., Andover. Cochran Chapel is handicapped accessible. Any inquiries regarding this performance may be made to the Phillips Academy Music Department by calling 978-749-4260 or e-mailing the department at music@andover.edu.

Methuen Ballet Ensemble celebrates with ‘The Nutcracker’

There’s no need to travel to Boston to see a top-notch ballet production this Christmas. The Methuen Ballet Ensemble is bringing the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” to The Firehouse for Performing Arts in Newburyport for the fifth year in a row. Show dates and times are November 30th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and December 1st at 3:00 p.m. A gala reception which will be held in the main lobby of The Firehouse at 6:00 p.m. on November 30th prior to the 7:00 show.

Methuen Ballet Ensemble, an established ballet company under the artistic direction of Vanessa Voter Shaheen, has staged “The Nutcracker” for over twenty-five years. Dancers hail from Methuen, Lawrence, Haverhill and North Andover as well as Salem, Pelham, Plaistow, Windham and Manchester, NH.

To share in the magic of Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker,” visit www.firehouse.org or call The Firehouse Center for the Arts’ box office at 978-462-7336. Tickets to matinee performances are $22; tickets for the evening performance are $24. All seating is reserved.

To be listed ... Holiday Highlights will run throughout the coming month in advance of holiday-related performances. If your organization would like to be featured, please contact Assistant Editor Kelly Burch at kburch@eagletribune.com or by phone at 978-946-2256.

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