The Christmas spirit was thick in the air as children gathered in the huge Expo Hall 8 for a fun-filled evening at Christmas Rock, City Harvest Children’s Church Christmas 2008 celebration.
From the moment they stepped off the chartered buses, they were greeted by Santas and Santarinas who wished them Merry Christmas, shook their hands and handed out candy canes. The atmosphere was palpable as the hall started filling up with children and parents anticipating the start of the show.
It kicked off to a big bang, literally, with a magic show that left the children awe-struck. What followed was a session of high-spirited praise and worship led by the J7 pop group. Children all over the hall clapped their hands and jumped to the beat of the music, singing loud and strong. Not only were the children dancing, the adults were gamely dancing and enjoying themselves too.
Presents such as teddy bears, tumblers, and other knick-knacks were among some of the Christmas presents given out to each and every child. But the main attraction of the entire event had to be the Christmas Rock drama production. The comedic, yet touching and meaningful performance kept the audience enthralled till the very end.
The story was of how two friends who wanted to join a band competition together were split apart by their different tastes in music. And through mishaps that each went through,they learnt the meaning of friendship and how to treasure one another.
The drama production incorporated songs sung by the talented young actors and actresses; familiar pop songs like Barbie Girl and So What had their lyrics tweaked to suit the story line. The audience certainly had a ball of a time.
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The show ended with the cast coming together to join in the touching duet between the two friends. It was a heart stirring moment as the audience waved their glow-sticks along to the music. Right at the end, the audience burst into applause, and few left the hall dry-eyed.
With a total of 8,520 children who came over 13 meetings, this is truly one great Christmas celebration that will last in the children’s memory for a long, long time.