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Old 12-18-2014, 03:27 AM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I came home to two tickets to see the 2014 Gracias Christmas Cantata choir performance slipped into my mailbox, sent by "a neighbor." I was confused, wondering why one of my neighbors, whom I don't know, would give me tickets to a concert. So I did a little searching. It's hosted by International Youth Fellowship, and from my searches, this is considered a cult from South Korea. Yet, from more searches, the choir is considered incredible. Anyone familiar?
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Woo this is late but. Over the past few years I've been to the Gracias Christmas Cantata many times in Atlanta and New York when I visited at the right times (mostly because the general tickets were free, haha) and it was always amazing and beautiful. I really like the final song when the soprano solo hits that last note! And the whole thing is very family friendly. During intermission they usually have a quick sermon by a pastor or, in 2018, they brought John Choi onto the stage, who testified about God saving him from a fatal scorpion sting. But there were no alarming cult-like activities. It's definitely worth a try; I heard in Korea the tickets sell out quickly, but in America it's all free for a performance of the same quality. If you do go, I recommend getting there early, there are a lot of people who purchase special priority tickets or arrive an hour early to get a good spot in line.
If you do go, please update us, I'm curious about how you felt about it after watching it!
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