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Northwest Boychoir will be joined by Vocalpoint! Seattle and members of Northwest Sinfonia for A Festival of Lessons & Carols, the story of the Nativity told through readings, choral settings and audience carols.

The program, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, is patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, outlining the Story of the Nativity.

Following the procession of the choir, introductory carols are sung. Then nine lessons from the King James version of the Bible are read by members of the choir. Each lesson is followed by the choirs singing a carol appropriate to the previous reading. The audience then joins the choir in singing a traditional Christmas carol.

Tickets from $20 to $68 can be purchased by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at 206-215-4747 or ordering online at www.seattlesymphony.org.

Pianist Juja Wang will make her Meany Hall debut at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 as part of the UW World Series.

The Bejing-born pianist’s command of the piano has been described as “astounding” and “superhuman.”

Tickets are $20-$34 and may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online at www.uwworldseries.org, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office. Meany Hall is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.

The Peking Acrobats will return to Meany Hall on the UW campus for two shows at 2 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 10.

The troupe showcases daring maneuvers atop a pagoda of chairs to wire-walking, tumbling, somersaulting, and juggling. In China, this ever-evolving folk art form dates back to the Ch’in Dynasty (211 to 207 BC).

Tickets are $35 ($32 for subscribers and $20 for students). Tickets may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online at www.uwworldseries.org, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office. Meany Hall is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. To learn more about this event, visit www.uwworldseries.org.

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