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Christmas Cantata set for Dec. 9

The Christmas Cantata "Shout the Good News" with music and words by Lloyd Larson, will be performed Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., in the Holy Cross Catholic Church sanctuary, at 1420 16th St. E., West Fargo.

Composer Lloyd Larson has created a celebration of Jesus' birth and of those messengers who helped God's purpose to be fulfilled. It features musicians from Holy Cross Catholic Church including choirs, orchestra, and handbells. A free will offering will be collected with proceeds benefiting Holy Cross Catholic Church music ministry.

Saturday evening's performance is prefaced with an optional premier dinner starting at 6 p.m. in the church social hall. If you would like to attend the dinner before the concert, tickets for this five-course meal are $15 for an individual or a table sponsorship for $150 with six tickets. Limited seating is available for the dinner. The tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, Dec. 6 from the Holy Cross office.

A reception with Christmas goodies, punch and coffee will follow the Sunday afternoon performance.

Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate the Christmas message in scripture and song. For questions or additional information call 282-7217.