Illinois College presents “Christmas on the Hilltop” concert


Jacksonville, Ill. – The Illinois College Department of Music will present its annual “Christmas on the Hilltop” concert Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

The candlelit evening will be filled with the sound of beautiful voices as the Illinois College choirs perform beloved carols and new holiday favorites. This year’s theme, “Wondrous Mystery,” will include music and texts which explore the mysterious story and meanings of the season. A variety of musical styles will be presented, from the ancient to the modern, offering something for the whole family.

Directed by Abby Musgrove, the choirs will be joined by other IC faculty performers as well as members of the Illinois College Wind Ensemble. Over 80 musicians will create an enchanting evening celebrating the splendor and warmth of the holidays.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Musgrove at 217-245-3384 or at

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Visit or call 217-245-3048 for more information.


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