Regent rings in the season with the debut of our University and Chamber Choirs in a majorly musical night.
The main event
Around Christmas time I can easily be found humming or singing along to the traditional Christmas songs like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.” If you can relate then you will enjoy the Christmas Concert on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Communications Building’s Main Theater. The concert features Regent’s University Choir and Chamber Choir; student groups, First Edition and the Regent Singers; and special performances by a few talented soloists! Each group will keep things fresh with a different flavor of style and a wide variety of Christmas songs.
Dr. Don Krudop, Regent’s Director of Choral Activities, said, “I tried to find songs that would reflect the requests that we had before the concert – which was to keep this concert [to] traditional and sacred Christmas music. At the same time, I wanted to try and find some songs that would be enjoyable for both the choir members and the audience.” In fact, there may even be some audience participation welcome!
The concert is free; doors open at 6:30 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Food donations will be accepted to benefit the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, and there will even be apple cider available afterwards.
Interested in singing along?
If you enjoy the concert and think you might want to join in on the fun second semester, auditions for Regent’s University Choir and Chamber Choir will be held Dec. 5 from 3-5 p.m. in COM 229. Dr. Krudop says he’d like to see Chamber Choir become a mixed group, both women and men, so do not hesitant to give it a try! For more information, contact Dr. Krudop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think a capella might be more your style? Then consider joining First Edition. Auditions will be held next fall, so you have time to prepare. Current President Julia Lauto said, “My favorite thing about First Edition is the community! We are all like family and have so much fun together. Not only do we sing in rehearsals and performances, but we get together outside of those things often to hang out and have movie nights and game nights! I also love our willingness to be vulnerable with each other and take time before rehearsal to pray and seek the Lord together.” For more information, contact them at email@example.com.
No matter if you would rather simply listen to the familiar tunes or sing them with us, we hope you will join Regent’s musical community as we celebrate Christ’s birth together!
Rebekah Orlando is a Staff Writer for The Daily Runner.