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Matter of Faith: St. Edward Advent Concert

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Four choirs with 140 people performed a free Advent concert for the community. It's an annual tradition at St. Edward Church in Waterloo.

"It's something we consider a gift from our musicians," said music coordinator at St. Ed's Faye Hansen.

In total, the choirs performed nearly 20 songs.

"We do it because there's a lot of concerts that focus on Christmas ,and we want to put a focus on Advent, even though, we include Christmas. We do it a lot for our own spirituality. It just means so much to each of us to be part of this and it's just a fun experience to actually get to perform," said Hansen.

Some of the musicians practiced for five months, including Carmen Miller.

"This is my first year, but it's great," she said.

Miller recently joined the church and wanted to be part of this Advent tradition.

"What Advent is all about, spending time with your family and giving back to the community," said Miller.

The musicians hope the audience enjoyed listening to the program as much as they enjoyed performing it.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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