Thanksgiving concert, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” to kick off holiday season

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, Hesston College Music and Theatre will present the annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” will feature holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show.

Hesston College music faculty member, Dr. Russell Adrian, will conduct the chorus made up of three Hesston College choirs and community participants, along with full orchestra accompaniment. Hesston theatre students will act out short scenes under the direction of Rachel Jantzi, theatre faculty member.

Prior to the concert, at 6:40 p.m., there will be a viewing of a Christmas episode of Downton Abbey.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Hesston College Bookstore, 620-327-8104.