Union presents annual Christmas Festival Concert December 5

Published on
November 19, 2015

Christmas Flyer Merry Christmas to All…the Christmas spirit is upon us and is sure to grow inside our hearts during Union College’s annual Christmas Festival Concert.

The annual event will be held this year on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm inside the Conway Boatman Chapel on the Union College campus in Barbourville. The Christmas Festival will feature musical performances by three outstanding choirs and offer a wide array of seasonal music. The event is being sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the University of Kentucky Gil Heart Institute.

“This year we have planned a wonderful program featuring a variety of Christmas music that is sure to please everyone,” said Dr. Virginia Gandy, Union’s Associate Professor of Music. “Our ensembles have been so dedicated in rehearsing music for this concert and are ready for a great performance.”

Under the direction of Dr. Gandy, the event will feature performances from the Union College Singers, Union Harmony and the Union Regional Chorus. Danny Phelps will accompany the ensembles during the performance.

Selections for the 2015 Christmas Festival include This Little Light of Mine (arr. W.B. Roberts); Merry Christmas to All (arr. Jay Althouse); Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (J.S. Bach) and Children Go Where I Send Thee (arr. Roger Emerson) and many more seasonal selections.

“Each year, we welcome our audience to share in the spirit of Christmas by joining our choruses in several sing-alongs of several well-known carols,” Dr. Gandy said. “We can’t wait to see the chapel filled with the Union College family and community as we usher in the Christmas season together.”

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert in the atrium of the Sharp Academic Center. The Christmas Festival and reception is being supported through Union’s partnership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and the University of Kentucky Gil Heart Institute. ARH, is a not-for-profit health system operating 11 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies in Kentucky and West Virginia. The health system recently assumed operations of the Knox County Hospital – now named Barbourville ARH Hospital. ARH employs 5,000 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $297 million generated into our local economies.

For more information on the event, please contact Dr. Gandy at 606.546.1333 or vggandy@unionky.edu. Follow Union College online at www.unionky.edu