Ring in the Christmas season with Pacific Union College’s music department on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. Brass, choirs, handbells, and strings will delight the whole family with dynamic arrangements of traditional Christmas favorites. Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata for choir, brass, and organ will be the featured 20th-century work.
The Friday evening and Saturday afternoon programs represent a cross campus collaboration of more than 100 singers and instrumentalists. Kenneth Narducci directs the PUC Brass Quintet, and the PUC Chamber Orchestra performs under the baton of LeRoy Peterson. The college’s choral ensembles, (Pro Musica, Kantorei, and Bel Canto) are conducted by Gennevieve Brown Kibble. Del Case directs the English Handbell Choir. Performing individually and as a whole, the instrumental groups and three choral ensembles will enchant audiences with a variety of Christmas classics and lesser known works. The musicians will also join the audience in singing favorite Christmas carols.