Oregon Christian College Presents Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 11-13

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More than 175 George Fox University students will perform

All is Calm, All is Bright!

George Fox University’s annual Christmas concert, “All is Calm, All is Bright!,” will take place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-13. More than 175 students representing 10 musical groups will perform traditional Christmas carols, new arrangements of Christmas songs, narration and Scripture reading.

The concert will be presented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University Newberg campus. The Sunday, Dec. 13 performance is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. at Village Baptist Church, 330 S.W. Murray Blvd., in Beaverton, Ore. Preconcert music will be offered beginning a half hour before each of the performances.

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting the university’s Christmas concert site.

Participating will be the university’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Handbell Ringers, Symphonic Band, Strings, Chamber Singers, Brass Quintet, Early Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble. The presentation will be led by instrumental director Pat Vandehey and choral director Loren Wenz.

The event is the largest production of the year put on by the university’s performing arts department, which offers a music major and a music education major.

For more information on concert specifics, contact Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.

The concert is the second holiday celebration on campus within the week. On Saturday, Dec. 5, the university hosts its annual Christmas celebration, featuring a candlelight devotional service at 6:15 p.m. and activities and live entertainment in the university’s Stevens Center (Duke Atrium), Hoover atrium and Ron Gregory Atrium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In addition, the event will include a live Nativity with a petting arena, plus horse-drawn wagons for scenic rides around campus. The campus quad area will be illuminated with more than 3,000 lights adorning seven buildings and several trees.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Debbie Hawblitzel
Department of Performing Arts

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