41st Annual Christmas Festival Tonightby Karen Handley • December 4, 2008
All members of the Montgomery County community are invited to attend Wabash College’s 41st annual Christmas Festival of Music and Readings at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10 in the College Chapel. The festive program is an opportunity for college and community to come together in a traditional service of readings from the Old and New Testaments, along with a wide range of musical offerings.
The program, based on a traditional English service and initiated at Wabash by the late Eric Dean, features Advent and Christmas scriptures read by members of the Wabash faculty, staff, and student body.
This year’s Christmas Festival will feature selections performed by the Wabash College Glee Club, Wamidan World Music Ensemble, and Brass, String, and Woodwind Ensembles. The audience will have the opportunity to join the performing ensembles in several familiar carols.
Readers include Tim Lake, David Hadley, Nancy Doemel, Tom Stokes, Steve Webb, and Wabash students, John Stewart, Tyler Gibson, Rob Bloss, Arthur Banks, and Richard Hogue.
The Christmas Festival of Music and Readings is jointly sponsored by the Music and Religion Departments, and is open to the public without charge. There will be a reception following the Festival in the Sparks Center.