November 21st, 2016
More than 150 student musicians and community members will participate in event, which will incorporate carols, Scripture reading and narration
NEWBERG, Ore. – The public is invited to celebrate the Christmas season with George Fox University at the school’s annual Christmas concert Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. All performances will be held in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg campus.
The concert, titled “O Great Mystery,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Preconcert music will be offered 40 minutes before each performance. The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. Tickets are available for purchase online at music.georgefox.edu.
Featured groups include the university’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Festival Orchestra. Performers will include student musicians and members of the George Fox community.
Danielle Warner, assistant professor of music, will direct the choral portion of the concert, while Pat Vandehey, assistant professor of music, along with Dick Elliott, associate conductor, will direct the instrumental portion.
More than 150 student and community musicians will tell the Christmas story through well-loved carols and seasonal compositions. Complementary staging, lighting, Scripture reading and narration will enhance the production. The concert will also provide opportunities for the audience to join in singing familiar Christmas carols.
Among the selections presented will be “Silent Night,” “Away in a Manger,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Pat-a-Pan,” “Ding Dong, Merrily on High,” “Fum, Fum, Fum,” “Good Christian Men, Rejoice” and “Joy to the World.”
The event is the largest production of the year put on by the university’s music department. For more information on concert specifics, contact Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.
Department of Music