Milligan College community Christmas concert scheduled for Saturday, Sunday

Contributed To The Press • Dec 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

MILLIGAN COLLEGE — This year, audiences will have two opportunities to experience the beautiful sounds of the season at the annual Milligan College community Christmas concert Saturday and Sunday.

“Every year, we perform in front of a packed house,” Dr. Kellie Brown, chairperson of Milligan’s music area, said. “We decided that it was time to add a second evening to accommodate our growing audience and ensure that we have plenty of parking and seats available for all of our guests who enjoy this annual tradition.

“Of course, we also hope that our guests will appreciate now having two options to attend the concert during the busy holiday season.”

Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The identical performances will feature choirs, orchestra, brass choir and the organ in the beautifully decorated Seeger Chapel. The evenings also will include a carol sing-along and will conclude with a moving candle-lighting and singing of “Silent Night.”

“The Christmas concert is a rare chance for our choirs and instrumentalists to perform together and share the familiar and sacred sounds of the season,” Brown said. “Whether guests come on Saturday or Sunday, they will enjoy the same program and the festive and uplifting Christmas music they have come to expect from our musicians.”

The concerts are free, but an offering with a suggested donation of $5 will be taken. Donations collected on Saturday will benefit Milligan’s music program, while Sunday’s donations will go to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

For more information about arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

Friday’s print edition of this article originally included the wrong dates.

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