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Boulder Philharmonic returns to Beav’ for Christmas concert

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The Boulder Philharmonic returns to town for a concert at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek Saturday.

BEAVER CREEK — The tree is up, the presents are out and the Vilar Performing Arts Center's doors are open to welcome locals and visiting families this holiday season for the kickoff of its winter season Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

The Boulder Philharmonic returns with a full orchestrated performance of Handel's "Messiah" returns, concluding with an audience sing-along of the familiar "Hallelujah Chorus."

The evening's repertoire includes Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze (arr. Stokowski), Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Williams' Fantasia on "Greensleeves" and Handel's "Messiah Part I" (the Christmas portion).

"It seems fitting that we kick off our winter season with a popular show that is becoming a holiday tradition in the Vail Valley," said Kris Sabel, executive director. "The holidays represent one of our favorite times at the VPAC, and we look forward to welcoming fans young and old for this special sing-a-long Christmas show."

Holiday programming continues with a performance by Burt Bacharach on Sunday, followed by "A Christmas Carol" on Monday. For more information, visit http://www.vilarpac.org or call 970-845-TIXS.

If you go …

What: Boulder Philharmonic featuring Handel’s Messiah.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $15 students/$60 adults.

More information: Visit http://www.vilarpac.org.