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Wofford College set to celebrate holidays

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will celebrate the holidays this year with several events that are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Wofford College Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert beginning at 7 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building. The concert will include the Wofford Singers performing Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” Poulenc’s “Laudamus Te” from his “Gloria, and John Rutter’s “Christmas Lullaby.” The Women’s Choir will sing Rutter’s “Angel’s Carol,” while the Wofford Men will perform an original work by Wofford’s Dr. Christine Dinkins, titled “Wake! Awake!” The Concert Band will play a medley from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” along with “An American Christmas” and “I Wonder As I Wander.” Other groups performing including the Chamber Players and the Goldtones.

Sunday, Dec. 5, Chaplain Ron Robinson will conduct Candlelight Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium. The service will feature the story of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus as told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with carols and anthems by Wofford vocal groups, instrumental music by members of the Wofford Chamber Orchestra, and a congregational carol singing.

The 5th Annual Wofford College Winter Lighting will be held on Monday, Dec. 6. A campus-only dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Burwell Dining Hall, which will include a variety of musical and theatrical performances. The public is invited to attend the lighting of Wofford’s Main Building and other holiday lights beginning at 5:15 p.m. in Burwell Dining Hall while enjoying musical and theatrical performances by students, faculty and staff. Performers and attendees will process from the dining hall to Main Building to celebrate the lighting there. Houses on Fraternity Row also will be lighted with their Christmas decorations.