47th Christmas Festival of Music and Readings
by Karen Handley
December 8, 2014
Wabash College’s 47th Annual Christmas Festival of Music and Readings will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10 in the Wabash College Chapel. Seasonal music will commence at 7:30 p.m.
The Christmas Festival, which started at Wabash in 1968, alternates performances of musical numbers, congregational hymns, and Bible readings. It is modeled on the King’s College Festival of Lessons and Carols at Cambridge University, England.
The Christmas Festival will feature traditional songs, including a number of pieces performed by the Wabash College Brass Ensemble, the String Quartet, the Recorder Ensemble, as well as Wamidan, and the Wabash College Glee Club.
Also included will be an oboe solo by Deborah Woods and a piano and organ duet by Sam Vaught and Cheryl Everett.
Readers for the evening will include Jeffrey Beck, Emiliano Aguilar, Laura Frye, Jeffrey Mehltretter Drury, Bronwen Wickkiser, Edward Pingel, Laura Wysocki, Carter Adams, Stephen Batchelder, and Marcus Hudson
The traditional Christmas Festival is co-sponsored by the music and religion departments and is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the Festival in the Sparks Center.