IYF will be hosting an event called the Gracias Christmas Cantata, a free Christmas performance for the public at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron
Gracias Christmas Cantata is a grand musical event comprising 3 acts; Act I: Opera, Act II: Musical and Act III: Choir & Orchestra, to deliver the joy of the holidays and a message of hope to all audiences. The Gracias Christmas Cantata has touched the lives of people in over 40 countries around the world for the past 20 years and has been performed in venues like the Sydney Opera House, the Masonic of Detroit, and Madison Square Garden.
The Gracias Choir are grand prize winners at the Marktoberdorf Choral Competition in Germany, the Montreux Choral Festival in Switzerland and the Riva del Garda International Choral Competition in Italy, earning the name of the world’s best choir.