Nov. 17, 2004
will host its ninth annual Christmas
at Morningside Festival of Song on
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m.
in Eppley Auditorium.
The Festival of
Song will offer a variety of music to usher in the Christmas
season. Featured choral and instrumental ensembles will include
the Morningside College Choir, Singing Men of Morningside,
Bel Canto Singers, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Morningside
College String Quartet. Timothy Watson and Clifford Towner,
assistant professors of music, will direct the choral and
wind ensembles. Amy Joseph, member of the Euclid Quartet,
will direct the string quartet. Dr. Gail Dooley, associate
professor of music, will perform as vocal soloist. Matthew
Geerlings, adjunct professor of organ, will perform as soloist
and accompany the choir.
The theme of this
year's festival is "Thy Light Is Come" and features such traditional
and contemporary selections as "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,"
"Arise, Shine for Thy Light Has Come," "O Come, All Ye Faithful,"
"Arabian Dance" from the Nutcracker Suite, "In the Bleak Mid-Winter,"
and "Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers."
is $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior
citizens. Family passes are available for $25.
Guests are encouraged to come early to each performance to
enjoy complimentary hot cider, punch, cookies, and music.
Reservations may be made by calling the Morningside College
at (712) 274-5210. Tickets will also be available at the
door on both nights of the performances.