Paul Luongo, director of the Langley Ukulele senior ensembles, will lead a Christmas show in Willoughby Saturday night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

Langley uke players put fun twist on Christmas favourites

A Christmas show Saturday is about spreading holiday spirit and raising travel money.

For a handful of years now, a highlight among the world-renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble’s busy fall season of rehearsals and performances is always their Christmas production.

Well, this year’s show is coming up this weekend – Saturday, Dec. 16 to be precise.

And once again, it’s at the Willoughby Christian Reform Church, said Paul Luongo, the director of the senior ensembles.

“This has been a staple and a tradition in Langley for the past five years. Even before my time as director, the Christmas productions the ensemble has put on always gets its audiences into the Christmas spirit,” said Luongo.

This year’s Christmas-themed show is once again a fundraiser.

The ensemble must raise money to cover travel costs for this summer’s trip to eastern Canada.

They’ll be performing at the Nova Scotia Tattoo in Halifax, as well as the Stratford Music Festival and Canadian National Exhibition in Ontario.

This event will also help cover costs associated with the groups 24th visit to Honolulu, Hawaii next year, Luongo aid.

During this trip, the kids perform at the Sheraton Waikiki, among other popular locations to entertain both islanders and visitors alike with their music abilities.

Tickets for the Christmas concert are limited, but available through the ensemble’s box office at 604-340-8537 or on their website at www.langleyukes.com.

This Saturday’s concert is being held at the Willoughby church, 20525 72nd Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starting at 7.

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