The annual Christmas Concert, co-sponsored by Berea College’s music department and Campus Christian Center, will be held on two successive nights this year— Friday evening, December 2, and Saturday evening, December 3. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in Union Church.
All are invited to attend this popular event and to join in the singing of traditional carols accompanied by college Organist Javier Clavere. Music of the season will be performed by the college’s Black Music Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Chamber Winds, College Community Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Women’s Chorus. As patrons arrive, traditional carol arrangements will be played by the organist and other instrumentalists, beginning thirty minutes before the concert. Plan to attend this joyful two-hour candlelit Christmas celebration to usher in Berea’s Christmas Season! A special holiday reception with light refreshments will take place in the Fellowship Hall downstairs immediately after Friday night’s performance.
Free tickets for admission will be used again this year to guarantee that all patrons will have a seat at the concert. The tickets will be available during business hours at a number of campus locations on the following dates: November 21-22, and November 28-December 2. Tickets may also be ordered on-line at the Music Department web page on the Berea College website.
Tickets ordered on-line may be picked up at a “will call” table in the narthex before each performance. Tickets will also be available free of charge at the door before each performance if there are any still available. The doors to the church will open to the public at 7 p.m. each night, with pre-service music beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets will be distributed during weekday business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Alumni Building front desk. Additional ticket outlets will be for specific populations: the general public may pick up their tickets at the Union Church Office, Berea College faculty and staff may obtain their tickets at the Campus Christian Center Office in the Draper Building.