FREMONT – The Broad Street Revue will host a Sacred Christmas concert this weekend.
The concert will include the music of G.F. Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, John Rutter, Benjamin Britten, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir arrangements of familiar Christmas carols. Bob Yanike is the director of the ensemble, and he says the concert this year will focus less on jolly old St. Nick and his reindeer.
“This time we are focused entirely on the sacred aspects of Christmas,” said Yanike. “We are hoping to have an hour free of the Internet and just focus on the birth of Jesus.”
There is no admission fee to attend the concert, but Broad Street Revue is accepting free will donations. The proceeds this year will go toward Rebuilding Together.
“Most of the productions that we have done have been a benefit for some agency,” said Yanike. “This year we have selected Rebuilding Together. We are concerned that Rebuilding Together doesn’t get its full share of donations at this time of year. So we’re hoping that we can add to their coffers.”
A Sacred Christmas concert presented by the Broad Street Revue will be held at First United Methodist Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. The church is located at 8th and Broad Streets.