Magi Choral Festival run ending after this year

The popular Magi Choral Festival is ending in this, its 25th year.

The final performances, named “Silver Bells” in honor of the silver anniversary, will be Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Wicomico High School Auditorium.

Bonnie Luna, chairwoman of the Magi Fund, the nonprofit organization that plans the event, explained there was a consensus among the committee members “that the Lord is leading us in a different direction.”

“With this being the 25th anniversary of the Magi Choral Festival, we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to have a great celebration and a grand finale.

“We are so grateful for the thousands of individuals who, over the years, have participated in the Magi Choral Festival in one way or another. Their performances and the tickets they have bought have helped countless needy families in the region. The Magi Fund will continue, just in a different way,” she said.

Proceeds benefit the Christian Shelter and the Joseph House Center, two crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore.

“We are excited about the future and anticipating how God will lead us forward to continue raising funds for those who are in need,” she said.

The final show will feature the internationally acclaimed National Christian Choir and the Magi Children’s Choir composed of area schoolchildren, performing individually and together.

Most tickets are sold in advance and mailed.

Every year, the show sells out, and that is expected to by the case this year, as well.

“Anyone who wants to attend needs to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” Luna said.

Tickets are for sale at The Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View.

Tickets cost $15 each until Nov. 10 and $20 each afterward and at the door.

Call Luna at 410-749-1633 or see magifund.com.

Reach Susan Canfora at scanfora@newszap.com.

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