Christmas with Wesleyan returns this weekend
Nebraska Wesleyan University’s four choral ensembles will help usher in the holiday season with NWU’s celebration of Christmas with Wesleyan on December 3rd and 5th in Lincoln.
This year’s theme is Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light, where audiences will be treated to compelling music from several well-known composers. The NWU Choir, Jazz Choir, Chamber Singers and Unity Choir will sing a variety of carols including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” “We Three Kings” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.”
“Our hope is that the precious time we spend together experiencing Christmas with Wesleyan might remind both our singers and our audiences of what joy feels like, even in the midst of our world’s despair, and what peace feels like even in the midst of nations at war,” says Assistant Professor of Music Tom Trenny.” “We hope this program will remind everyone of the light that never fails to shine, even in the deepest darkness.”
The first performance is Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. NWU singers will be joined by Columbus High School’s Captain’s Chorale. The second performance is Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. at First Plymouth Church.
Free-will donations from both performances will support the Lighthouse, an accredited after-school program in Lincoln.