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Wofford Hosts Traditional Holiday Season Programs

Monday, December 02, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Wofford College will host its traditional holiday season programs this weekend with the Christmas Concert on Saturday night and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon.

Both programs are free and open to the public. They will be held in Leonard Auditorium.

The Christmas concert, “A Wofford Family Christmas,” presented by the Department of Music, begins at 7 p.m. It will feature traditional and secular selections, including “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” “What Child is This?,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”

Performing groups include the Wofford College Concert Band, Women’s Choir, Gospel Choir, Wofford Chamber Players, Men’s Glee Club, Goldtones, Wofford Men, Show Choir, and Wofford Singers. This year, faculty members will join the Wofford Singers in singing “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah. Conductors will include faculty members Gary McCraw, Christi Sellars and Peter Moore.

Sunday’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, adapted from the traditional “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” held each Christmas Eve since 1918 at King’s College in Cambridge, England, will be held at 4 p.m.

The program will include performances and readings by various Wofford individuals and groups, and will be led by Dr. Talmage Skinner, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and Professor of Religion.