Birmingham, AL, December 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- After the much acclaimed “Gospel Goes Classical Concert” featuring the GGC Symphony Orchestra earlier this year, Faith Chapel Christian Center’s Fine Arts Ministry is teaming up with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to present “A Gospel Christmas”, featuring the church’s Executive Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Henry Panion III, as conductor. This free concert is open to the public and will be held on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00PM in the church’s main sanctuary, The Word Dome at 100 Lexington Street in Birmingham, Alabama.
For more than 70 years, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has served Alabama, providing quality performances of varying styles of music and presenting some of the finest guest performers of the day. The outstanding musicians of the ASO have brought to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces as well as introduced listeners to exciting new works and composers.
“A Gospel Christmas” is anticipated to be a high energy, festive, family-oriented concert that is sure to stir up the Christmas spirit for the young and old alike. Along with the ASO, the evening will feature ensembles from the FCCC Fine Arts Ministry which will include Chenaniah (Sanctuary Choir), the Children’s Choir, Teen Choir, the Jubilees (Senior Adult Choir), and Wings of Grace (Dance Ministry). Childcare will not be provided.
This special event is a part of Faith Chapel Christian Center’s upcoming events for the Christmas season. For more details, contact the church at (205) 785-9673, www.faithchapel.net or call the Alabama Symphony Orchestra at (205) 251-7727.
About Alabama Symphony Orchestra (www.alabamasymphony.org)
The purpose of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is simple – the ASO changes lives through music. The ASO produces symphonic music of the highest quality and provides outstanding outreach and education programs while maintaining its fiscal strength. The heart of this mission is service, and the strength of the mission lies in the ASO’s ability to take an interactive approach to community life and work through its finest art.
The ASO has an endowment of approximately $14 million and an annual operating budget of $6.5 million. Each season, the orchestra depends on gifts to support 60% of its operating budget. Other revenues are obtained through ticket sales and fee concerts.
About Faith Chapel Christian Center (www.faithchapel.net) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Chapel_Christian_Center)
Faith Chapel started in April, 1981 in Dr. Michael D. Moore's home in the Wylam community of Birmingham, Alabama. The church began with four people: Dr. Moore, his wife Kennetha, his mother, and a friend. In six months, the church grew then moved in June, 1981 to Stallworth Funeral Home. Within a year, the church re-located to the YWCA in downtown Birmingham. Today the congregation has reached over 7,000 members and is housed in the world’s largest monolithic dome. The Word Dome is located at 100 Lexington St, just blocks from the original church.