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Milligan Christmas concert to benefit local charity

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TENN. (November 3, 2008) — Milligan College will present “A Milligan College Community Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The concert is free but a $5 donation is suggested with all proceeds benefiting Small Miracles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, a nonprofit corporation located in Kingsport which enhances the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities.

“The Milligan College Community Christmas is our annual holiday event which showcases the talents of the music department and provides an opportunity for audiences to enjoy the sounds of the seasons and to give to a well-deserving charity,” said Dr. Kellie Brown, associate professor of music at Milligan. “This is an event that we look forward to all year.”

The community Christmas concert features the Milligan College Concert Choir, Milligan College Orchestra, Milligan College Brass Ensemble and Milligan College Women’s Chorale. Along with Brown, the concert is directed by John Wakefield, associate professor of music.

Much of the music will be familiar songs of the season. At the evening’s closing, the musical ensembles will invite the audience to join in singing favorite traditional hymns of the season, followed by a special candle lighting ceremony.

The doors to Seeger Chapel will open at 7 p.m. for seating. For additional information contact the Milligan Music Office at 423.461.8723 or music@milligan.edu.

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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 800-262-8337.

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