Enjoy the Christmas Season at Andrews

   Campus Announcements | Posted on November 30, 2017

We invite you to join us this holiday season for Christmas programs and events on the Andrews University campus.

“Welcome Christmas” Concert
Friday, Dec. 1, 7–9 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Andrews University Department of Music presents George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah” performed by the Andrews University Singers, Chorale & Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Zork. Admission is free, but tickets are required. A freewill offering will be received.

SM Christmas Packaging Party
Friday, Dec. 1, 9–10:30 p.m., Campus Ministries
Skype with and make Christmas packages for current student missionaries.

AUSA Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 2, 6–9 p.m., Campus Center
Join the Andrews University Student Association (AUSA) and get in the holiday spirit!

“Laughing all the Way!” AU Wind Symphony Concert
Saturday, Dec. 2, 8–9:30 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Get in the Christmas spirit as the Andrews University Wind Symphony performs its annual holiday concert. Performing under the direction of new director Byron Graves, the Wind Symphony will present familiar favorites like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” as well as some lesser-known works such as Percy Grainger’s “Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol.” Bring the whole family and enjoy this evening of festive music!

Sounds of the Season Christmas Program (Thursday Chapel)
Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m., PMC Sanctuary
Join Andrews University students for a special Yuletide program filled with Christmas cheer and reflections on the greatest Gift of all.

“Feast of Lights” by Andrews Academy Groups
Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
Andrews Academy’s music groups will perform their annual sacred concert celebrating Christ’s birth. The program will also feature readings and a live nativity.

Andrews Academy Christmas Pops
Saturday, Dec. 9, 7–9 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
The Andrews Academy Music Department presents its 7th Christmas Pops program. Under the direction of Héctor Flores and Elsy M. Gallardo-Díaz, the Symphony Orchestra, Orion Strings, Silhouettes, Chorale, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Handbell Ensemble will perform a variety of favorite Christmas tunes. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season.

Sunday Music Series: Christmas Sing-A-Long
Sunday, Dec. 10, 4–5:30 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
This annual favorite brings in all the sounds of the season! Come prepared to sing your treasured well-known Christmas carols with Carrie VanDenburgh and other musicians on stage.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Vocal Christmas
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7–9:30 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Ruth Murdoch Elementary School choirs present their Christmas concert.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Instrumental Christmas
Thursday, Dec. 14, 7–9:30 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Ruth Murdoch Elementary School instrumental ensembles present their Christmas concert.

Berrien Springs High & Middle School Winter Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7–8:45 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Berrien Springs Middle and High School choirs present their holiday concert.