Eight-year-old Georgia Rands practises singing her solo as part of Enderby Chapel’s Christmas pageant

Story is told through song

Locally written Christmas pageant , It's a True Story, You Know!, is part of Enderby’s light up celebrations.

Each Sunday at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel there is a bee hive of activity as the 25-voice Children’s Choir and the 16-member Youth Drama Team rehearse for the upcoming Christmas pageant, It’s A True Story, You Know!

This year’s performance, written and directed by Gerty Shipmaker, centers around Amy, a young girl played by eight-year-old Georgia Rands, who discovers the nativity story for the first time in a book at the library. The librarian, played by Lydia McNair, helps her piece together the story.

Alyse Nicks and Janna Huntington take the stage as the angels who help Amy understand what took place more than 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, introducing her to the characters, who in turn tell her their part of the story.

Each part of the traditional story is brought to life with music under the direction of Ruth Anne MacKnee. From vocal and violin solos to interpretive dance and full choir pieces that include Handel’s For Unto Us a Child is Born, this year’s pageant includes 14 different pieces of music.

It’s A True Story, You Know! will be performed as part of Enderby’s community light up and will have two showings on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch as the greatest story ever told as it unfolds with drama and music.

 

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