Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Concert at San Fernando Cathedral

Annual event offers somthing for everyone
by Valerie Cowan

Thursday evening’s (12/1/11) Holiday Concert at San Fernando Cathedral in the San Fernando Cathedral (115 Main Plaza) is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With the ambiance of the downtown area and Riverwalk during the Christmas season, the chilly weather, and the beautiful acoustics of the San Fernando Cathedral filled with familiar holiday tunes, who could ask for more?

Presented by the San Fernando Cathedral Historical Centre Foundation, the evening’s lineup includes performances by the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale alongside members of the orchestra at the University of Texas. The concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. and a reception will follow at 8:15.

The holiday concert has been a tradition at San Fernando Cathedral for six years. The Executive Director of the Historical Centre Foundation, Amy Nieto, said it is well-liked by audiences of all ages.

“It’s just a wonderful way to kick of the holiday season,” Nieto said.

The vocalists will perform a variety of songs including familiar holiday tunes, both secular and sacred.

Nieto said the concert serves as a fund raiser for various ministries of the cathedral, which includes a clinic and assistance to the needy.

Tickets are $35 each and include an invitation to the reception, and complimentary valet parking. Tickets may be purchased at the event or ahead of time over the phone at 210-576-1365 or via email (

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