Berea College’s Annual Christmas Concert Will Be Performed on December 7 & 8

The annual Christmas Concert, co-sponsored by the Berea College Music Department and the Campus Christian Center, will be held on two consecutive nights this year – Friday evening December 7 and Saturday evening December 8. Both performances will begin 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 Dr. Javier Clavere. Music of the season will be performed by the college’s Black Music Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Clavere Piano Duo, and Women’s Chorus. As patrons arrive, the Megasax Quartet, and the Old-Tyme Ensemble will perform Christmas music beginning thirty minutes before the concert. Plan to attend this joyful candlelit Christmas celebration to usher in Berea’s Christmas Season! A special holiday reception with light refreshments will take place immediately after Friday night’s performance.

Free tickets for admission will be issued again this year to guarantee that all patrons will have a seat at the concert. The tickets will be available during business hours at five campus locations: the Alumni Building Front Desk, the Berea College Bookstore, the Campus Christian Center office, the Union Church office, and the Music Program office. The doors to the church will open to the public at 7 p.m. each night with pre-service music beginning at that time. Although admission is free, tickets are required due to limited seating. For more information contact Dr. Clavere or Ms. Jeanette Davidson at 859-985-3466 or 859-985-3464

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Tags: Campus Christian Center, Christmas Concert, Music Department

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.