Choral Christmas Concert set for December 8


The Illinois College Music Department will present their annual Choral Christmas Concert, “Glory in the Highest,” on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

Various choirs will perform Christmas classics and new favorites in a candlelit setting. Choirs surround the audience as voices seem to float down from above in a dramatic presentation for the whole family. Traditional melodies like “Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night” mingle with fresh modern arrangements and unique international offerings.

“From ancient chant melodies and beautiful Bach fugue, to Christmas madrigals and African drumming, we’ve even thrown in some Bono and U2,” Director of Choirs Abby Musgrove said. “There’s something for everyone.”

The 75-minute Choral Christmas Concert featuring four choirs, various instrumentalists and candlelit audience carols is free and open to the public.
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 about 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 Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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