Merry Christmas and New Year

The Folk Ensemble plays at the 2012 Celebration of Christmas with Elizabeth DiSavino directing. Photo taken December 7, 2012.

The Folk Ensemble plays at the 2012 Celebration of Christmas with Elizabeth DiSavino directing. Photo taken December 7, 2012.

From our family to yours,

May your Christmas and New Year be blessed and filled with rejoicing.

Join us this season for Listen! A Musical Celebration of Christmas.

Coming to your CBS-Television affiliate on Christmas Eve

We are especially pleased to announce that this year’s concert, co-sponsored by the Berea College Music Program and the Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center, is being recorded for broadcast on Christmas Eve by CBS-TV affiliates nationwide. Viewers in various time zones can tune in at:

  • 11:35 pm Eastern
  • 10:35pm Central
  • 10:35pm Mountain
  • 11:35pm Pacific

Our musical celebration of Christmas features a wide range of our students and their faculty directors presenting the message of this special season through a broad range of musical styles.

We find it thrilling to have the talents of our student musicians, more than 60 percent of whom are not music majors, showcased nationally. The concert also will feature members of our Campus Christian Center presenting passages from Berea’s newly acquired copy of the St. John’s Bible, the first hand written and illuminated Bible published since the end of the 15th century and the invention of the modern printing press.

As we celebrate Christmas, we’re reminded that the message of Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate at this season, is the message of Berea College, too. Jesus showed the world that love can triumph over hate, that peace can be achieved through justice, and that all of us are equal in the eyes of God.

Be sure to tune in to your local CBS station on Christmas Eve to enjoy the sounds of the season from Berea College!


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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.