(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2013) California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will present its annual holiday gift to the community with the free Christmas Festival Concerts slated Dec. 6 through 8.
The choral ensembles and University Symphony will perform “Gift of Winter” at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Samuelson Chapel.
The university’s longest-running annual event will feature a narrated performance of Christmas music. The program will include traditional carols sung by the audience.
The University Symphony will perform Vivaldi’s “L’inverno (Winter),” featuring violin soloist Antonio Foreman, a senior music major from Agoura Hills.
The choirs will sing “Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming,” arranged by Los Angeles Master Chorale composer-in-residence Shawn Kirchner, and “The Chelsea Carol” by Eric Whitacre. The program will also include premiere performances of “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Kevin Isaacs and “Saw You Never in the Twilight,” arranged by university organist Kyle Johnson.
Music professors Daniel Geeting and Wyant Morton will conduct.
Donations will be accepted.
The chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane near Campus Drive. Additional parking is available in the lots at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. This is always a popular concert so arrive early for the best seating and parking.
For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit http://www.callutheran.edu.