Five Cultural Events Celebrate Christmas Season at LWC
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 [2:40 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College
will give the region an early Christmas present.
Actually, Lindsey Wilson's performing arts programs will
give the region five early Christmas presents in the form of
cultural-affairs productions that celebrate the Christmas
* a Christmas Madrigal Dinner: Nov.
* Christmas Carnival: Dec. 1;
-Sing," a community performance of
Handel's Messiah: Dec. 3
* performance of Thornton Wilder's
The Long Christmas
Dinner: Dec. 5, 6, 8;
* and Lindsey Wilson Concert Band Winter
Concert: Dec. 7.
Several of the events are free and open to the public, while
tickets are available for the Madrigal Dinner and the performance
of Don't Dress for Dinner. For ticket
information to those two events, contact LWC Assistant Professor of
Theatre Robert Brock at email@example.com or (270)
590-4803. Proceeds from both events' ticket sales support the LWC
performing arts programs.
Madrigal Dinner: Nov. 27-29 --
This is the second year Brock and LWC Director of Choral
Ensembles Gerald Chafin will collaborate to give guests
a taste of Christmas centuries ago, when the holiday was an
occasion of lavish costumes, joyous music and memorable food. In
addition to an elegant meal, the event will feature a musical
performance by members of the Lindsey Wilson Singers. Festivities
begin each night at 6 p.m. CT in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining
& Conference Center. Cost: $25 single ticket,
$40 per couple. For tickets, contact Brock at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 590-4803.
Christmas Carnival: Dec. 1 --
Part of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce's
annual "Christmas in Columbia" celebration, the carnival -- which
is free and open to the public -- will be from 1-4 p.m. CT in the
LWC Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center. The
second-annual event will feature inflatables for children, cookie
decorating, ornament making, a Christmas storybook village,
performances by the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir and Concert Band,
and a visit from Santa Claus. For more
information, contact the Holloway Health & Wellness Center at
email@example.com or (270) 384-7380.
Dec. 3 --Attending a performance of George
Frederick Handel's masterful Messiah
is a Christmas tradition in many communities. But on Dec. 3
the LWC choral ensembles will come together for a free community
performance in which audience members will be invited to sing along
with selections of the 18th-century oratorio. The musical
accompaniment will be performed by The Commonwealth Strings of
Louisville, Ky. For more information about acquiring a score or
the rehearsal tracks, contact Chafin at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Long Christmas Dinner:
Dec. 5, 6, 8 -- Christmas dinners come and go
in the Bayard house, as does life and death. This touching,
nostalgic Thornton Wilder play reminds audience members what they
cherish most about the Christmas holidays and how quickly time
passes. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. CT in the renovated V.P.
Henry Auditorium. Tickets: $5 general admission.
For tickets, contact Brock at email@example.com or (270)
Lindsey Wilson Concert Band Winter Concert: Dec.
7-- Under the guidance of
LWC Director of Instrumental Ensembles Tim Allen, the LWC Concert
Band will perform a selection of Christmas and seasonal favorites
at a concert that is free and open to the public. Performance: 7
p.m. CT in Biggers Sports Center.