A wonderful night of singing carols, sharing the Christmas story, and coming together as a community is what makes “Christmas at Emory,” a special tradition at Emory & Henry College.
The evening of sacred and secular Christmas works and readings begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Chapel on campus. Tickets are $5.
The program, directed by Dr. Allyss Haecker and Dr. Matt Frederick, is a joint venture of Emory & Henry Music Department and Emory & Henry Spiritual Life.
The program will be familiar to people who have attended before with the framework of lessons and carols. There are opportunities for the audience to sing familiar and favorite Christmas hymns while the traditional scriptural stories of Christmas are told. In addition to the carols and lessons, there will be performances interspersed by the various choral and instrumental groups including the concert choir, chamber singers, brass ensemble, trumpet ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and the brass quintet.Dr. Matt FrederickMusic Professor at the College.
Some of the planned repertoire includes: "Lux Aeterna" from Durufle's Requiem and "Et In Terra Pax" arranged by John Purifoy (text adapted from Luke 2:13-14); "Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming" arranged by John Washburn; and "We Three Kings" arranged by Dave Brubeck.
“The program is extremely popular and we encourage people to get their tickets early,” said Frederick.
A free live video stream of the event will be available at www.ehc.edu/live.
For tickets, call the box office at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at (276) 944-6333 or visit www.ehc.edu/mca/. All Music Department tickets are $ 5 plus handling fee. Tickets are FREE to E&H students, faculty and staff (one ticket per student, two tickets per faculty/staff member, must claim in person at the Box Office with E&H ID).