Wabash College presents the 54th Christmas Festival of Music and Readings at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Pioneer Chapel. A prelude of seasonal music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Inaugurated at Wabash in 1968, the Christmas Festival alternates music performances, 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 songs of the Christmas season, including selections by the Wamidan World Music Performance Ensemble, various instrumental soloists, and the Glee Club. The audience will also have the opportunity to join together in singing several Christmas carols during the program. Readers for the evening include Wabash students, faculty, and staff.
This Wabash holiday event is co-sponsored by the music and religion departments and is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the Christmas Festival in the Sparks Center. All members of the Crawfordsville community are welcome to attend this festive event.
A livestream of the Christmas Festival will be available over the internet via the Wabash College Video Network at https://www.wabash.edu/live. The Wabash College Video Network television app can be found through Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. The mobile app is available via Apple, Android, and Amazon Fire tablet.