Seeger Chapel steeple against an orange sunset

Milligan Christmas Concert: Saturday, Dec. 6, & Sunday, Dec. 7

ChristmasMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2014) — Audiences will have two opportunities to experience the glorious sounds of the season at the annual Milligan College community Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

Milligan’s music area will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the seasonally decorated Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“The annual Christmas concert is a wonderful time for Milligan music students and faculty to give a gift to the community of wonderful music in a beautifully decorated setting,” said Dr. Kellie Brown, chair of Milligan’s music area.

The processional for the concerts was written specifically for the occasion by Jesse Ayers, a composer who was recently named “Honored Artist” for the American Prize— along with only five other composers in the country.

“This is a very prestigious musical honor for Mr. Ayers,” said Brown. “We are honored to have his original composition open a very special evening.”

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.”

“This concert is a great way to celebrate the beginning of the advent season,” said Brown. “We hope that our guests will appreciate having two options to attend during the busy holiday season.”

Last year’s concerts drew record attendance and donations totaling more than $6,500 to benefit Milligan’s music area and Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.

The concerts are free; however, a suggested donation of $5 will be taken to benefit the Milligan music area.

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Posted by on November 18, 2014.