Published November 8, 2012
Two of Atlanta’s Christmas traditions will be presented again at the Abbey Church of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in December.
The Play of Herod, presented by the Atlanta Camerata Theatre, is a 12th century music drama about the birth of the Messiah, bringing light into a dark world. Directed by Kelly Morris with music direction by Kevin Culver, it is accompanied by musicians with period-appropriate instruments and lighted dramatically. The performance on Sunday, Dec. 9, begins at 7 p.m. and due to the nature of the play, there will be no late seating. The play is not suited for babies or youngsters unable to sit quietly for an hour. Afterward the audience may join the cast in a reception area for hot cider, cookies and Christmas carols. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 and older and for students with ID. Groups discounts are available for 10 or more. Tickets are available online at www.trappist.net/Herod or at the monastery giftstore at 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Boy Choir, directed by Fletcher Wolfe, will continue a 33-year tradition of offering a Christmas concert in the Abbey Church. This year it will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. The choir of 50 boys and the alumni choir of 40 men, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra of piano, oboe, cello, flute, violin and harp, played by outstanding soloists, will sing some of the most beautiful and beloved music of the Christmas season. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 and older and for students with ID. Group discounts are available for 10 or more. Tickets are available online at www.trappist.net/abc2012 or at the monastery gift store at 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.