O Holy Night – A Christmas Advent Cantata and Luncheon

CCSB Celebration Singers with Director Ron Aeschliman (seated front row far right).

CCSB Celebration Singers with Director Ron Aeschliman (seated front row far right).

Terry Barringer

One of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season for the women of Community Church at SaddleBrooke, their friends, and neighbors in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and surrounding communities has been the Advent celebration hosted by Women’s Ministry. This special program has become an annual tradition for many women for the past 15 years.

This year’s program will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. And for the first time, the venue for this Advent celebration and luncheon will be the beautiful new Sol Ballroom at SaddleBrooke Ranch.

We never tire of the music of the Christmas season. It lifts our spirits and reminds us of that most precious gift—the Christ child. In this year’s production the Celebration Singers of the Community Church at SaddleBrooke led by Music Director Ron Aeschliman, will present O Holy Night, a musical cantata filled with classic hymns, along with stirring new songs from Chris Tomlin, Geron Davis, Sue C. Smith, and Russell Mauldin. The cantata will offer a split tract arrangement of audio, video, and narration. Those who have heard this production call it “breathtaking.”

The audience will be awestruck when they hear the first notes from tiny vocalist Aliyah Douglas, a favorite of those who have attended past Advent celebrations. If you have yet to hear this fifteen-year-old phenom (winner of numerous competitions including the prestigious New York Lyric Opera Vocal competition), you will be amazed with her vocal range and musical presentation.

The gifted Chef Jose Salis of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Grill and Brewery also will prepare a delicious plated lunch. If you require a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free dish, please note this at the time you make your reservations.

Tickets, which include lunch, are $26 per person. To reserve seats, visit www.ccsb.us/events-1, and make your payment with a credit card or PayPal. This is always a sold-out event, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. Should you wish to be seated with your friends, you will have an opportunity to list the names of those ladies on the online registration form. Payment for all seats are due at the time reservations are made.

CCSB is an all-denominational group of Christian believers meeting at the DesertView Theatre in SaddleBrooke. We invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.