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Celebrate the Childlike Wonder of Christmas with Buffalo’s Festival Chorus at Christmas is for Children Concert on December 3



Celebrate the childlike wonder of the Christmas season with the Festival Chorus at our upcoming concert entitled Christmas is for Children on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:00pm at the granSS. Peter & Paul RC Church located at 5480 Main Street in the village of Williamsville.


The concert will look at Christmas through the eyes of a child. From the touching story of “Yes, Virginia,” a classic tale of a young girl who wrote the Chicago Sun asking if there really is a Santa Claus, to the Christ child in Dan Forrest’s “O Little Town of Bethlehem” featuring Rachel Ward on soprano saxophone, you will certainly leave filled with childlike wonder and joy.


“The theme will really come alive when the children of the Depew Middle School’s Select Choir, directed by Mr. Mason Battle, join us on several pieces,” stated director, Heather Lovelace. “Their pure voices, filled with hope and excitement are contagious. We are so excited to have these special guests with us!” A quartet from the Friends of Harmony will also join in the fun, adding popular Christmas tunes and, of course, a sing along!


Presale tickets cost $10 and can be purchased from a Festival Chorus members or by calling 716-864-9688. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12. Senior and student tickets are $8 and we are offering a special $5 ticket promotion to our neighbors in the 14206 zip code. Children 10 & under free. Information can easily be found at under CONCERTS.


The Festival Chorus is directed by Heather Lovelace, music director at the Parish of St. Katharine Drexel. Heather has been a member of the Festival Chorus for 23 years and has served as director for the past twelve years. Under her leadership, the chorus has grown both in membership and musical ability. Heather began teaching vocal music in 2005 in

Erie County, where she has been recognized as an exemplary teacher and has been a highly sought after guest conductor and presenter. She currently teaches digital music and choir at Depew High School.


The Festival Chorus is a part of the Christian Foundation for the Performing Arts (CFPA), a not-for-profit community choir. We are celebrating over 30 years of excellence in music. The members of CFPA and The Festival Chorus represent various churches, denominations, and communities in Erie and Niagara counties. Our repertoire consists of Classical, Sacred, Contemporary Sacred, Patriotic, and Broadway Show Music. The Festival Chorus is available to minister through special music in worship services and concerts. We are committed to conveying hope and encouragement through our music. Our 2023 season is made possible in part through grant funding from Erie County. For more information about The Festival Chorus, please visit or call (716) 864-9688.


The Festival Chorus 2023 season is made possible in part by funding from Erie County.



This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.


FA23 Festival Poster