The Christmas commercial season comes early in Japan, as even by late October, Christmas trees and decorations were already beginning to show up in stores. The holiday season gets into full swing in December, and while most events will be listed in the December issue, since the annual 'Shimin Christmas' comes so early in the month, we are putting the announcement in this issue.
'Shimin' means 'citizen', and the 'Shimin Christmas' consists of a variety of Christmas music put on by a choirs and musicians from a number of churches in the area. Handbell choirs, a joint voice choir, and a professional marimba musician will be presenting Christmas favorites, and so even if you canot understand the words, you can still enjoy the program. English translation will, however, be available over earphones if desired.
Admission is free, and the program begins at 7 pm on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Nova Hall.
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