FOUNTAINVIEW ACADEMY ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS PRESENT:
Your favourite Christmas melodies are coming to life again this year – the story of Jesus’ birth, the experience of Mary, and a message of hope!
Fountainview Academy will be performing in Fallbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. Expect a night full of inspiring Christmas music! Recently, Fountainview Academy released a new DVD – God So Loved the World: Winter. Also, in February we will be filming more Christmas favorites—and this live concert series is a sneak-preview of that production!
This small school, located in the beautiful Fraser canyon, has been training students to sing and play for the glory of God for the past 37 years. With its emphasis on music, each student is a part of the orchestra, choir, or both, and spends time practicing and in rehearsals nearly every day. Another emphasis the school has is its vigorous work program, in which students gain practical experience in areas such as cooking, cleaning, arranging music, editing videos, and taking care of the orchards and its large carrot farm, which produces approximately 1 million pounds of carrots per year.
Fountainview’s Orchestra & Singers have traveled across the continent and around the world. Students have had the opportunity to fill churches, theatres, schools, train stations, convention centres, and nursing homes with messages of hope.
During one Christmas concert last year, a man sat in the audience, wrestling with himself and the problems in his life. Fears, doubts, and questions swirled about in his mind. During the concert, a student emcee asked those in the audience to write down any prayer requests or information requests on a small card. As the man left the concert, he handed his card to one of the students in the lobby. Then, as they began to go their separate ways, the student suddenly felt impressed to read the card. It read: “I’m struggling financially, my family is falling apart . . . I can’t live like this anymore.“ Immediately this student turned around and ran in the direction the man had gone, calling, “Sir! Sir!” Dejectedly, he gazed down to meet her eyes. “Is there anything I can pray with you about before you leave?” she asked. Like a dam bursting, he voiced his long-held silent trials. His real question was: “Why would God care about me?”
As the season of Christmas draws near, come and be blessed by your favorite carols, folk tunes, and familiar melodies.
May your heart be filled with the joyful Christmas spirit!