Ohio Christian University will host its eighth annual Festival of Carols and Messiah at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Maxwell Center.
Guests will enjoy the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orchestra including OCU students, faculty members and area musicians.
Concert admission is free. In the spirit of Christmas giving, the University requests that attendees bring canned food items to share with local ministries who support needy families in our area.
Dr. Rodney Sones, director of the Chorale and the Community Choir, will lead the evening’s music – festive orchestrations of well-loved Christmas music, beautiful acapella numbers, and Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah.
Soloists for the evening include Carolyn Redman, Andrew Blosser, and Dione Bennet, as well as OCU students. Those who arrive early will enjoy the artistry of our Festival orchestra, along with other musicians and university ensembles.
“Once again, the OCU Chorale is enjoying a year of growth numerically and musically,” Sones said. “We have had tremendous fun preparing this year’s concert. Community participation continues to bring many wonderful singers. Come enjoy the season with us. I am sure the concert will be a blessing to you as you begin your Christmas celebration.”
Following the concert, guests are invited to view the Christmas tree and Christmas displays at the front of the campus. These displays are sponsored by local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce and OCU.