Andrews University Choirs "Welcome Christmas"
Fri, December 9, 2022 @ 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garland of Carols & Handel's Messiah
You are cordially invited to attend the annual "Welcome Christmas Concert" with inspiring choral music presented by the Andrews University Singers and Chorale under the direction of Stephen Zork, with graduate assistant conductor Cyril Punay. The concert begins with an anthem setting "He Shines" composed by Andrews University student musician Grant Steinweg, based on the words from the New Testament Gospel John 1. "He Shines" is followed by "My King is Comin’ Soon" by Kyle Pederson that introduces a festive garland of heartwarming carols including Will Todd’s "My Lord Has Come," the stirring setting of "Silent Night" by Peter Angela led by graduate conductor Janelle Dobson, the sprightly "Dance and Sing" by Ryan Murphy led by graduate conductor Nicole Neugebauer, and Dan Forrest’s festive "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful."
The centerpiece of the concert is the Christmas portion of Handel’s "Messiah" with a baroque instrumental ensemble from the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra. The featured vocal soloists are Ryan Clough, tenor; Elsie Mokaya, soprano; Safari Dushime, soprano; Davielle Smith, alto; Raleigh Pettey, baritone; Robby Raney, bass.
The concert is a collaborative presentation designed to inspire all in attendance to depart as servants to everyone that Jesus Christ came to save.
8 p.m. / Dec. 9, 2022 / Howard Performing Arts Center
Free admission—a freewill offering will be received.
Howard Performing Arts Center