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Milligan presents annual Christmas concert on two evenings

ChristmasMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 14, 2013) ― This year, audiences will have two opportunities to experience the beautiful sounds of the season at the annual Milligan College community Christmas concert on Dec. 7 and 8.

Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

“Every year, we perform in front of a packed house,” said Dr. Kellie Brown, chairperson of Milligan’s music area. “We decided that it was time to add a second evening to accommodate our growing audience and ensure that we have plenty of parking and seats available for all of our guests who enjoy this annual tradition.

“Of course, we also hope that our guests will appreciate now having two options to attend the concert during the busy holiday season.”

The identical performances will feature choirs, orchestra, brass choir and the organ in the beautifully decorated Seeger Chapel. The evenings also will include a carol sing-along and will conclude with a moving candle-lighting and singing of “Silent Night.”

“The Christmas concert is a rare chance for our choirs and instrumentalists to perform together and share the familiar and sacred sounds of the season,” Brown said. “Whether guests come on Saturday or Sunday, they will enjoy the same program and the festive and uplifting Christmas music they have come to expect from our musicians.”

The concerts are free, but an offering with a suggested donation of $5 will be taken. Donations collected on Saturday will benefit Milligan’s music program, while Sunday’s donations will go to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

For more information about arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-447-5922.

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