Bethany- The Southwestern Christian University Chorale will be one of the featured choirs during this Holiday season’s “Whoville” sponsored by Devon Engery.
The SCU Chorale will perform in the Rotunda of the Devon Energy Center on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am and then again at 2 pm. Each concert will last approximately forty-five minutes and will be comprised of traditional Christmas carols, such as “The Holly and the Ivy”, “Jingle Bells”, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, and “Joy to the World.” This is SCU’s second year to participate in the event.
"Participating in community events such as these provides important, real-world performing experience for our students, and lets them interact with and promote the university to members of the community who might not otherwise be reached,” said Dr. Mark Johnson, Chair of the Creative Arts Department at SCU. “People can see students from a university with the word "Christian" in the title, and no matter their belief background, they see young people who are excited, motivated about the musical arts -- talented young men and women who love what they do for God and for the art of Music."
In addition to the Devon Center performances, on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 pm the SCU Chorale and the Drama Ministry will perform in the annual Christmas Cantata. The event is in Collins Chapel, located on SCU Campus. The concert will feature contemporary arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, as well as new music by contemporary arrangers and composers.
“The chorale will be joined by the SCU Drama Ministry to tell the Christmas Story, as the Chorale provides musical accompaniment” Johnson said. “We are especially excited that guest musical artists will join us to play drum set and electric bass. Roger Owens and Mike Gieb are top-flight pros from the community who play professionally. They will be on campus the week before the concert to provide one-on-one and group instruction to our students. Then they will play the performance for the students to see them in action...a real "win-win" for SCU and our student musicians. It will be a delightful experience!”
Admission is free and all events are open to the public.
For more information, please visit: http://www.swcu.edu
Mon, December 2, 2013
by April Black