Music Department to present 'Christmas Celebration'

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2007-11-20
Huntington, Ind.—Music to inspire the spirit of Christmas will be performed by four ensembles from the Huntington University Department of Music.

They will present an evening of Christmas music in a shared concert titled “A Christmas Celebration.” The Wind Ensemble will perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker.” The Brass Ensemble, with Dr. Robert Lynn, director, will perform “The Swingin’ Sounds of Christmas.” The Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Joni Killian, will perform the traditional spiritual “Hush!,” an Austrian carol “Still, Still, Still,” along with other selections. The Handbell Choir, with Darlene Burkett, director, will perform “We Three Jazzy Kings” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” A handbell quartet will perform “The Hallelujah Chorus.”

Don’t let this busy holiday season rush past without experiencing the hope and peace of all mankind in “A Christmas Celebration.” The music will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors, and Huntington University faculty and staff. To order tickets, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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