An American Family Christmas 2018

Art by Rolan Johnson

December 14 & 15, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

Five Points Performing Arts Center
360 N. Wilmor Rd, Washington

Purchase tickets online, or call 309-693-6725. Tickets will also be available at the door on Sunday.

The Christmas season for many families in Central Illinois officially begins with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s annual An American Family Christmas at Five Points Washington on December 14 & 15, at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, December 16th at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for beautiful arrangements of traditional carols such as See Amid the Winter’s Snow, The First Noel, Silent Night and The Holly and the Ivy. Reminisce of Christmas seasons past as we weave a spell of nostalgia with such secular songs as Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow!, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Here Comes Santa Claus and many more.  

Penelope Shumate

Each performance will feature the Civic Chorale, the Civic Chorale’s Youth Chorus, and a performance by one of our Young Artist Competition winners. The concert will also feature our special guest soloist, Penelope Shumate, who has been praised by The New York Times for her singing with “bell-like clarity and surpassing sweetness,” and complimented by The New York Concert Review for “her sparkling coloratura perfection” and “beautiful, flexible, dramatic voice.” Ms. Shumate will sing several songs accompanied by John Clark, and will also collaborate with the Civic Chorale and the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s Youth Chorus to sing Pietro Yon’s Gesù Bambino.

As always, our Friday night performance will also include performances by two outstanding, 90-voice Youth Choruses, the Children’s Festival Chorus and the Junior High Festival Chorus, representing young talented singers from throughout Central Illinois. Our Saturday evening performance will be followed by a dessert reception sponsored by Bob Lindsay Acura & Honda. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception will sell Rolan Johnson Christmas ornaments on Sunday.

If you’re looking for a seasonal experience for the entire family, take a break from the cold outdoors to attend the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s An American Family Christmas on December 14th, 15th or 16th at Five Points Washington. Whether your family members prefer Christmas music that is sacred or secular, traditional or modern, meditative or animated, we’re confident that everyone will find moments to rejoice and be merry.

$20.00 Adults
$8.00 Students
$18.00 Group Rate (10 or more)

When you purchase tickets to both An American Family Christmas and A Little Night Music you’ll receive the group rate of $18 per adult ticket!

For more information, call 309-693-6725 or email