Three special concerts draw focus to Christmas

Three special concerts draw focus to Christmas

Students and faculty members gave stirring, highly entertaining performances at BBC's annual Winter Concerts, continuing a longstanding Christmas season tradition and packing the Murphy Memorial Library for three shows.

BBC's Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, and One Accord performed several pieces as a combined choir and as individual groups. Also performed was a rousing piano duet by Caleb Abernathy and Elija Keay.Baptist Bible College & Seminary

John Dobson, Caleb Abernathy, Aaron Hixson, and Seth Mitchel brought cheers from the crowd with their a capella performance of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." Alyssa Pyne and Arielle Stevens offered a delightful flute and piano duet and Carolyn Van Dalen sweetly sang "I wonder as I Wonder."

View a special web Christmas card featuring the Chamber singers here.

See pictures of the December 10-11 Winter Concerts here.

Among the combined chorale performances were "Let All The World In Every Corner Sing" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing," arranged by Howard Helvey. These were accompanied by a piano duet.

A dessert reception in the rotunda preceding each performance allowed a time for fellowship and socializing, in addition to tasty treats.

The evening ended as the three choirs joined with the audience in a carol sing and then gave an encore performance of "Let all the World in Every Corner Sing."

The Concert Chorale is a 46-voice choir directed by Dr. Larry Kauffman, Chair of Music Department. Dr. David Harris directs both Chamber Singers, a 16-voice ensemble, and One Accord, a mixed vocal quartet.

Learn more about BBC's Music Department at

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Posted on: 12/14/2010 11:16:01 AM

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