Christmas Concert

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The Singing Nuns will continue their Christmas Evermore series this year with King of Kings, presented at the historic Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane.

The concert will be held Dec. 10 and 11 with performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Singing Nuns are all Sisters in the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. This 19th annual event is part of the centennial celebration of Mount St. Michael, which houses the home of the order, St. Michael’s Convent.

The Sisters, who have maintained the Mount since 1977, purchased it in order to prevent its being turned into a commercial facility. But when financial pressures mounted, The Singing Nuns were founded in 1979 both in order to share the beauty of music and to support the Sisters’ teaching mission.

Proceeds from the choir’s engagements go toward maintaining the convent and its associated school, St. Michael’s Academy.

The school, until recently a K-12 institution, has expanded its offerings to include a preschool program. The goal of the school is to provide a faith-based education and strong academic support encouraged by smaller class sizes than those found in public schools; private school students have higher graduation and college acceptance rates than public school students.

Mount St. Michael also houses the parish church, meeting halls and a book store, and is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings as of 2000.

Other events in the centennial celebration will include open houses and tours, an auction, a luncheon and concert, a 4th of July festival and a mystery dinner theater night.

Tickets for King of Kings will be $20 for adults and $16 for students and seniors, and can be obtained by calling TicketsWest at 1-800-235-SEAT. A discounted group rate of $10 per ticket (10 or more people per group) is available and can be arranged by contacting the Sisters at 509-467-0986, extension 121.

Veterans and active duty military are invited to attend free on Dec. 11, and should bring military photo identification.

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