Trine hosts Annual Community Christmas Concert on Dec. 3

Trine University’s music ensembles will host their Annual Community Christmas Concert beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

Community members are encouraged to attend the concert, which is free and open to the public.

Trine’s University Choir, directed by Geoffrey North, D.M., director of vocal music, will start the event. Selections will include:

  • “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
  • “The Angel Gabriel,” a traditional Basque carol
  • “Away in a Manger,” arranged by David Willcocks
  • “Star in the East,” a traditional American Carol
  • “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Ken Darby, arranged by Henry Simeon
  • “Carol of the Bells,” arranged by Peter Wilhousky
  • “Sleigh Bells,” arranged by Earlene Rentz
  • “Winter Medley,” arranged by Lari Goss.

The Trine Chamber Orchestra, directed by Mark Kays, chair of the Department of Music, will close the concert. The orchestra will play:

  • “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” arranged by Robert Sheldon;
  • “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” 12thCentury plainsong, arranged by Jack Bullock;
  • “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks, arranged by Jack Bullock;
  • “O Holy Night” by Adolphe Charles Adam, arranged by Calvin Custer;
  • “Christmas at the Movies,” a compilation of various songs featured in popular Christmas films, arranged by Bob Krogstad.

To close the program, the orchestra will play a Christmas sing along, a medley including “Joy to the World,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “Silent Night.” Arranged by Bob Cerulli, this community carol encourages the audience to join in the presentation by singing along.

For more information, contact Kays at (260) 665-8096.