You’re invited to make “Christmas at Monmouth” part of your holiday celebrations.
The Monmouth College Chorale, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble perform at the “Christmas at Monmouth” concert December 4 in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
Monmouth College choral director Tim Pahel is thrilled for the underclassmen in the College’s various musical ensembles. Pahel directed several videotaped performances as a fill-in after Monmouth students were sent home for the semester prior to Thanksgiving, so freshmen and sophomores in the groups will experience their first in-person holiday concert for the college. “Many of our students haven’t had the in-person ‘Christmas at Monmouth’ experience,” Pahel said. “It feels different, for sure, knowing that we’re going to be doing it in front of a live audience. From the beginning of rehearsals, we know that the end result is performing for people and sharing it directly with people.”
Highlights of the concert include a processional, a piece from the Renaissance, a “dynamic” arrangement of the spiritual “Glory to the Newborn King,” performances of “Midwinter” by Bob Chilcott, a fun jazz arrangement of “Jingle Bells,” an arrangement of the 15th-century English carol “Noel” and a big arrangement of “Joy to the World,” including an audience sing-along.
The “Christmas at Monmouth” concert is Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium on the Monmouth College campus. The event is free and open to the public. Audience members are required to wear masks.