Christmas With Wesleyan: carolers, choirs and cocoa

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Christmas With Wesleyan: carolers, choirs and cocoa

Nebraska Wesleyan invites you to join Christmas With Wesleyan, a celebration of the holiday season. The celebration will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m. with a choir concert, holiday reception and theatre performance.

Christmas With Wesleyan schedule of events

4:30 p.m. choir concert at First United Methodist Church.

6 p.m. lighting of the arch, holiday message and hot chocolate with NWU's president and cast from A Christmas Carol.

7:30 p.m. choir concert at First United Methodist Church AND NWU's staging of A Christmas Carol in McDonald Theatre.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy choral concert 

Nebraska Wesleyan University choirs will be joined by choral ensembles from Columbus High School and Fremont High School to share the music and message of the season in a concert entitled Tidings of Comfort and Joy: Christmas With Wesleyan

The performance will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m. with a second performance at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located near NWU at 2723 N. 50th Street in Lincoln. 

"We hope that Christmas With Wesleyan will open our students' hearts and minds to the comfort and joy that the season offers us, regardless of the complexities and challenges of our circumstances," said Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of Choirs Tom Trenney. "We look forward to sharing this message of hope with our families and friends."

The choir performance is free and open to the public.

Lighting of the arch 

Join NWU President Darrin and Diana Good as they welcome the holiday season. The event will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 6 p.m. between Acklie Hall of Science and the First United Methodist Church. The event will also include brief remarks and cocoa. The lighting of the arch is free and open to the public - attendees are invited to attend the choral concert and theatre performance proceeding and following the Christmas With Wesleyan reception. 

NWU's staging of A Christmas Carol 

You know the characters of this Dickens' Christmas classic. What if Dickens’ message wasn’t intended just for Scrooge, and wasn’t limited to one holiday? NWU's staging of A Christmas Carol offers a glimpse into the story’s lasting impact. The theatre performance will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Avenue. For more information and to reserve your ticket, see below. 

Additional performance dates

A Christmas Carol